Updated WORKSHOP Programme July – August 2017

The upcoming workshop programme has been updated with a few changes and the addition of FOLLOW-ON / ADVANCED Level courses in Paper Making and Batik.

All workshops take place at Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.


8 July (Saturday): PAPER MAKING DAY– Beginners


Introduction to traditional and contemporary techniques of making beautiful handmade papers from pure plant fibres of cotton and mulberry bush and a range of recycled materials. Participants will learn about basic processes, pulp making, suitable materials and the use of plant fibre linters.

Inclusions and decorative methods are also covered.


A truly fascinating, contemporary technique for making `fabric-like`, light weight, colourful silk papers using a selection of raw silk fibres and fabric dyes. Easy to continue and set up at home, this process is ideal to create unique interior decorations and striking silk papers for artworks, embroidery, collages…etc.

Fees (including all materials) for each workshop: € 40

OR: € 70 for two workshops


9 July (Sunday)

10.30am – 5.30pm HAND PAPER MAKING – FOLLOW-ON Course – Participants with some previous experience
This course is suitable for those with experience and/or their own artistic practice in areas of hand paper making and fibre arts.  The workshop focuses on silk fibre paper making processes, three dimensional forms, plant fibre papers and Batik/Wax/Dye techniques on Handmade Papers.

Included are three dimensional/sculptural processes using paper making methods and materials – with an experimental approach. Ideal for those who previously participated in any of the Paper Making Day workshops – this course takes basics techniques further and offers guidance and advice. Bring your own questions, previous works, ideas!

Fees (including all materials) for the full day: € 80


26 August (Saturday) 10am – 2pm    HAND PAPER MAKING Beginners

Fees (including all materials): € 40


27 August (Sunday)

10.30 – 5.30p   BATIK – FOLLOW-ON COURSE         Participants with previous experience

Ideal for those who have participated in previous introductory workshops, this is a more advanced level course on traditional and contemporary processes of Batik – an ancient fabric dyeing technique where hot wax is used as a resist on cloth. The studio set up offers different wax applications (brush, Tjanting, stamp) and there is an option to use water boilers to remove wax.

Participants are asked to start preparations (sketches) for two images/designs prior to the workshop.

Fees (including all materials) for the full day: € 80


BOOKINGS are confirmed with € 30 deposit paid in advance. * Courses are run for small groups only so please call to book early.

With any questions, for advice or check availability and for all BOOKINGS please contact TUNDE directly:



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