Starts: 18 Apr 2023
This new course brings together two of our special areas of expertise – papermaking and natural dyeing. We will use the well-stocked Morley dye garden to provide natural colours for our handmade papers. As paper is made from cellulose, the building block of all plants, the paper fibre can be dyed in a similar way to cellulose fabrics such as cotton and linen. We will explore dyeing the paper fibre and pulp before sheet forming, painting with dyes and modifiers to create unique effects, and dip-dyeing dried sheets for more intense colours. Students should go home with a varied selection of papers for use in future projects.