Monday, June 30, 2014

Khandroling Paper Cooperative to Participate in the Rags to Riches: Franklin County’s Paper Industry Exhibit July 6, 2014

We will demonstrate our papermaking process at the Rags to Riches: Franklin County’s Paper Industry at Greenfield’s Industrial Museum. Join us for lots of old time music and fun on the Green River. 

Our second Annual Workshop on Lower Khandroling Farm is scheduled August 9 & 10, 2014 (read below) 
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On July 6, the Critter will be there  to demonstrate the magical transformation of turning rags into pulp for making paper. We will also have our long scroll for you to leave your mark with our handmade Dragon’s Song Black Walnut Ink we made last fall. 

[Bret Bourman our first Critter fiber beating October 2011]

[Our first large scroll made summer 2013]

Come make some paper that you can take home with you. Khandroling Paper Cooperative is closely associated the Dzogchen Community here in Western Massachusetts, founded by Tibetan Teacher Choegyal Namkhai Norbu.
Papermaking’s  ancient history has a long association with spiritual practices and the wisdom traditions of many cultures. Each cooperative member has their own passionate connection to papermaking. 

We specialize in recycling sacred texts and finding recycling solutions for analog tapes. Our papers can be used for sacred calligraphy practice by incorporating sacred substances. KPC instructors, Sheryl Jaffee (master papermaker/artist) and Brenda Lee (Origami) and Madeline Leibling (Art Therapist) share their skills with us several times a year making a variety of fantastic papers for multiple uses in bookmaking, masks/sculptures, wallets, wall hangings, scrolls, embossed etc.

[Brenda at the Hadley Asparagus Festival]

[Sheryl’s joyful exuberance for all things paper is infectious. She is probably saying “perfect” to this young woman’s first piece of handmade paper]

Join us for our Second Annual Workshop on Lower Khandroling Farm
Fiber to Fiber Holding Together with Sheryl Jaffee & Company

August 9 & 10, 2014
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Box 160 East Buckland Road, Buckland MA

visit for more details and a slide show of last years workshop on Lower Khandroling Coop  Farm

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