Thursday, July 7, 2016

Join us for our 5th Annual Khandroling Paper Cooperative Workshop July 27, 28, 29, 2016

This year's workshop will be dedicated to Transformation taught by Sheryl Jaffe and facilitated by members of our Paper Cooperative on our beautiful Lower Khandroling Farm property in Buckland, MA.  Whether one is a total beginner or a seasoned artist in search of a particular project, this annual workshop outdoors under our tents is the place to immerse yourself in the magical process of papermaking.

TITLE: The Frog and the Lotus
WHEN: July 27, 28, 29, 2016
TIMES: 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
LOCATION: 160 East Buckland Road
COST: Recommended donation $90-$125 or according to your circumstances

Transformation will be the theme for our 5th annual Papermaking workshop. As we transform fibrous leaves and inner bark into beautiful sheets of translucent papers with decorative inclusions for artwork, letters, cards and lanterns we will explore the possibilities inherent in the medium. Just as the lowly frog waits for the kiss or the Lotus blooms out of mud, the fibers will be diverted from compost heap to the cooking pot and our paper making vats to be transformed into handsome unique sheets that capture the moment. We work together collaborating to cook, rinse, beat, couch and press wet freshly made sheets. We will have multiple sizes of molds on hand and a Japanese su-geta to try. 

[Sheryl and Brenda preparing to beat knotweed cooked fibers 
for a special project for local artist Paul West who attended the 2014 workshop]

The "Critter" (above) will be on hand to grind up our cooked fibers or rags and to supply newly made pulp for our larger scroll moulds.

Sheryl using a traditional floating Nepalese mould to make large scrolls.

Bring an open mind, lunch, a waterproof apron, and some flat cardboard to take home your sheets. If you like bring inclusions to add to your pulp such as fibers, threads, flower petals, pine needles, etc. Come for one day or all three!

Visit our previous KHANDROLING workshops below:


For further information about the cooperative and our summer/fall schedule of workshops and open studios, visit our blog at

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