This hands-on papermaking workshop introduces crafters to the DIY world of papermaking without the prohibitively expensive materials and inaccessible facilities. Using locally scavenged materials, recycled papers, and herbal marc to reduce landfill waste, crafters will make their own paper to take home and be used for writing, drawing, painting, letterpress, as greeting cards and wedding invitations, or as seed-starters. In a fun-spirited makerspace, Sheila will lead crafters through creating their own paper and offer techniques for DIY papermaking at home. Crafters will take home their own handmade paper and a floral bookmark!
Sheila McMullin is a poet, writing coach, and community herbalist who works with city magic to turn concrete spaces into lively herbal gardens in pots. Through her love for words, herbs, and composting, she began crafting her own paper out of herbal marc, seeds, and recycled materials as an act of devotion to the natural world. She is the author of daughterrarium from Cleveland State University Poetry Center. For more visit www.thewritemagick.com.
Photo credit: Lindsey Segundo