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Weekend Workshop: Paper Making
March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm$10 – $15
Paper was not always the cheap and universal product that it is today. Before the Renaissance, paper in Europe was handmade by specialized artisans and was costly compared to cheaper alternatives like parchment. The craft of handmade paper survives today as a hobby and an art form using traditional paper making materials such as hemp, linen, cotton, and wood pulp. Paper makers use a mold with a wooden frame and wire mesh to create a unique and useful product.
The Wilton Historical Society will hold its very own Paper Making Workshop on Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will discuss paper making and describe various types of papers and their uses. Participants will create their own colorful sheets of paper using a mold and dyes. The morning promises to be a rare opportunity to learn an intricate and long-practiced art form.
Suggested for ages 6-10. The fee is $10 per child for members and $15 per child for non-members. Register online or via email.