Paper Making with Plants


Duration: Five Days

Price: £380

Run by: Jan Kilpatrick
at Wild Tiles

01854 666279

Cul Mor
Elphin
Lairg
Highlands
IV27 4HH

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About the Course

This week-long course will take you through the complete process of turning plants into paper. My studio, in the remote north west Highlands, is surrounded by a wide range of grasses and fibrous plants, which we will pick, chop, boil, pulp and sieve in order to make beautiful, textural sheets of paper. We will also try combining fibres, including recycled papers, to achieve a wide range of effects. And as a development of the basic process, we will make embossed surfaces, envelopes, pockets and a sturdy book cover.

Every so often, we will take some time out of the rhythm of paper-making to do some simple print-making with the original plants, to use as illustrative pages of the book which we will make on the final day.

You will leave with a pile of varied and unique hand-made papers, your own paper-making kit, and a hand-bound book full of your own hand-made papers and recipes. If the weather is good and we are able to work outside, you might even leave with a sun tan!

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment is provided. The cost of the course also includes refreshments and a cooked vegetarian lunch each day.


Want to review this course?

Excellent course. One of many I have taken with Jan over the years.

Your day starts with a wonderful welcome from Jan in this beautiful, tranquil location.

It was so much fun learning how to turn plants into paper then using these pieces for printing. Everything is very relaxed and enjoyable.

Jan provides the most wonderful tea, coffee, homemade cakes and lunch......and lots of laughter!

I returned home with a beautiful bound book of all my work, and lovely memories.

You are in for a treat!

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Course Start Dates

Monday 16th July 2018

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  • Suitable for beginners

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