Many thanks to the crew of the MFA in Book Arts and Creative Writing at Mills for participating in our first weekend workshop in western sheet formation and pulp printing. Rags make paper!
Couching a newly formed sheet of rag paper
Embedding string between sheets
Pulp printing with hand forms, objects and silk screens
Production Sheets on day two
10 students got into exploring sheet formation
The pressed sheets are placed into the dry box (restraint dryer) to finish
The finished pulp prints look great!
Doily and text
You can print with a lot of things, including your own hands.
Multiple colors using a repetitive image.
Negative space can easily be used to capture gestures.
Thanks to all the students at Mills. We look forward to seeing what you do with all that paper.