Khandroling Paper Cooperative is happy to announce Open Studio times. Come learn the art of hand papermaking in our yellow schoolhouse studio located in the basement of Tsegyalgar East. Payment is currently by donation with a portion going towards the Dzogchen Community projects or Shang Shung and to cover materials used.
Tuesdays from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM or by appointment during any weekday (1-4 PM)
All day Saturday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM except during scheduled workshops or Dzogchen Community special events.
Open studio will make available the following activities: cooking fibers outdoors, beating fibers, use of the hollander beater (our "critter") or blenders for preparing pulp, making personal moulds and deckles, creating handmade books, calligrpahy and encaustic collages from our handmade paper and sharing information. No previous experience necessary.
A list of things to bring:
Fibers: Any dried fibers you want to cook and beat as an experiment--corn husks, cattails, ginko leaf, or you can buy kozo here to make Japanese style papers.
Cotton rags, linen or blue jeans cut into small postage size pieces here or at home
Recycled sacred texts
If you would like to work at other times or one on one, please contact Jacqueline Gens at 413-522-1125 or firstname.lastname@example.org