Flanders Offers Program on Papermaking

What can you do with such diverse materials as dryer lint, dried flowers, and pet hair? You can make pulp for a hand-made paper project! Make your own paper and use your creations for stationery or as a matte for a photograph or painting.

On Saturday, July 25 artist and craftsman Anita Liebeskind of Southbury will share her skill in this age-old craft of creating paper from recycled natural fibers she will provide as pulp.

Students can bring special mementos, such as flowers, small leaves, even dog hair to add to the paper they make.

Anita was a docent with the Mattatuck Museum for 18 years; and taught classes there and in schools, libraries, and craft centers.

The program will be held from 11AM to 3PM. The group will meet in the Flanders Sugar House located a quarter of a mile up from the intersection of Church Hill and Flanders Road in Woodbury. The program fee is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. It is limited to ten people and pre -registration with payment is required. Participants are asked to bring an approximately 11” x 17” large, flat surface (e.g., glass, tile, plastic cutting board) to dry their paper and a bag lunch or snack.

Those interested may register online at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information.


Follow Woodbury HamletHub