Experimental Papermaking with Helen Hiebert

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 5:00pm

Handmade paper is a wonderful, lightweight material perfect for creating low relief and three-dimensional objects. 

Spend Saturday embedded wire, string, and reed between wet sheets of high-shrinkage abaca and return the next day to find it magically transformed into dry, structural paper shapes for building.

Further manipulate the dry sheets into forms ranging from sculptural objects to lamps and lanterns. Experiment with glue, thread, wire and other fasteners to create unique paper objects or dimensional book forms.


 Workshop Fee:

UICB students & faculty

100.00 plus $20.00 materials fee

University and community members:

$125.00 plus $20.00 materials fee


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Sponsored by the UI Center for the Book and supported by a grant from the Windgate Foundation