Workshop: Plant Paper Making & Indigo

Not heard of Camp Creative before?  Here’s a snippet of info to whet your appetite – then I’ll cover the Plant Paper Making course they are offering.

Camp Creative is held in Bellingen, which is located 35kms south-west of Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid-north coast.  Courses run over 5 days, Monday to Friday, 9-4pm, and the 2018 program is offering a mass of fabulous learning experiences.  Check out the range and more details here.


Now let me introduce you to a great opportunity to immerse yourself into the art of plant fibre paper making with Liz Powell.

Many of us are very familiar with Liz Powell and her vast array of skills and workshops, including; Keeping an Artists Diary, Creative Book Binding (yep, I’ve done that one – twice!), Altered Books, Cabinets & Boxes, Mixed Media (I just happen to have done that one as well), Etching (can’t wait to do that), Relief & Monoprinting, Joomchi and more.

Liz writes about her 5 day Bellingen workshop:

Participants will get the opportunity to learn how to make plant fibre paper that can be manipulated using indigo and shibori techniques. Folding, stitching and clamping, dyeing and painting with indigo is a lovely way to combine these two media in both traditional and new ways. Early in the week we will be making our paper using some local fibres harvested from the immediate surroundings and combining it with some prepared oriental plant fibres. Then we’ll play with the wonderful properties of an indigo vat with our Bellingen paper, including making indigo paper string as well as a variety of shapes and sizes of paper sheets

People may decide to stitch their indigo paper into paper quilts or sampler books using original designs or traditional Japanese quilt and sashiko patterns and Japanese albums.

And here are a few images to entice you even further:

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So if you’re looking for some inspiration to kick-off 2018, this might be for you.
Click here to check out full details of this course and more about Camp Creative.


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