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Missenden Abbey Summer School

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Papermaking
28th July 3rd August 2012 Venue: Pipers Corner School Tutor: Korejko This was a six dayJonathan course, which ran from Sunday until Friday afternoon. Students were taught the basics of mixing pulp, forming, couching, pressing and laying paper. As their confidence increased, so too did their ability to make papers of interest and complexity. This report describes the many areas of work which were explored during the week. We also had a field trip on Wednesday morning to the nearby Frogmore Mill in Hemel Hempstead. Here we watched both machine and hand papermaking processes at this important heritage museum. The course was divided into 5 sections, which included making: 1) plain paper 2) paper with flower petals, scents and dyes 3) paper from plant fibres 4) paper from recycled cloth 5) pulp painting. Like chapters in a cook book, we worked our way through many recipes, adapting our ideas as the students tried different combinations and techniques. In the final session on Friday morning we constructed papier mch bowls using some of the papers made by the students during the week.

Flower Petal Paper

Couching lavender paper

Sponging off rose petal paper

Jonathan Korejko 2012

T: 01526 378222

E: jj.ck@zen.co.uk

W: www.timberlandand.co.uk

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Recycling papers to make coloured pulp

lavender

rose

onion skin

Using Colourful Fibres


Dyed feather paper

Jonathan Korejko 2012

T: 01526 378222

E: jj.ck@zen.co.uk

W: www.timberlandand.co.uk

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Cloth and Fibres for Rag Paper

Cutting up hessian and calico, which then were put into the liquidiser and mixed with normal paper pulp.

A4 and A5 denim (blue jeans) and silk paper

recycled jacquard cloth

denim with cotton threads

Students also had the opportunity to show off their new skills to people working on other courses. Wednesday evening was Show and Tell at Pipers Corner.

Paper with jute and recycled string

greater reed mace

Jonathan Korejko 2012

T: 01526 378222

E: jj.ck@zen.co.uk

W: www.timberlandand.co.uk

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Fibres from Plants

Pre-cooked celery stalk

Celery pulp (liquidised)

Scraping New Zealand Flax

The tutor provided cooked nettle pulp!

thistle down

celery

N.Z. flax

Jonathan Korejko 2012

T: 01526 378222

E: jj.ck@zen.co.uk

W: www.timberlandand.co.uk

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Visiting the paper mill

Frogmore Mill in Apsley, Hemel Hempstead hosted a visit from the students. Jim Patterson, Master Papermaker, taught everyone about the Pilot Machine, a small Fourdrinier which makes paper in low volumes for special commissions.

Jim is also the proprietor of Two Rivers Paper, which is based in Somerset. The hand papermaking operation in Frogmore Mill is a subsidiary of his company. Gary showed everyone how the professionals do it!

marigold

silk

Jonathan Korejko 2012

T: 01526 378222

E: jj.ck@zen.co.uk

W: www.timberlandand.co.uk

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Pulp Painting and Experimental Work

Pastry cutters, spoons, pipettes, and syringes were used to apply liquid pulp to make multilayered, colourful and unique papers.

Papier Mch Bowl Making

One of Jonathans finished bowls

Jonathan Korejko 2012

T: 01526 378222

E: jj.ck@zen.co.uk

W: www.timberlandand.co.uk

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