Water + Cotton = Paper

March 15, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Shotwell Paper Mill

part of a series on Water

About this FieldTrip

Did you know there’s a Paper Mill in the Mission, AND you can make your own paper? We just discovered it, and can’t wait to show you.

What is paper? Behind every piece of paper lies a human dream. It is the thing that holds your ideas together. Thoughts to come to life on paper. Your sketches, your doodles and designs are realized.

How is it made? This thin material is produced by pressing together moist pulp made from fibres (like wood, cotton, or grasses) then drying them into flexible sheets. The use of cloth in the process has always produced high-quality paper, perfect for for pen and ink drawings, and special invitations.

In this workshop, Pam DeLuco, will show us how it’s done using cotton cloth pulp to make your own handmade paper note cards. Come get immersed in this craft at Shotwell Paper Mill.

All materials will be supplied.

About the speaker

Pam DeLuco has lived in San Francisco since 1989. She has an extensive background in fibers and textiles and has been making things from scratch before it was the cool thing to do.

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