Sunday, September 1, 2019

Hemp Papermaking Workshop


Hemp was once the most valuable and widely used feedstock for fibre, food and construction. It was outlawed in the US in the 20th Century as part of a strategy for commercial domination by chemical, steel and oil magnates.

As the dangers of fossil fuels, mining and deforestation become increasingly apparent, hemp is making a resurgence globally as a natural, green alternative. Papermaking is the touchstone of this return.

The workshop will involve: a short and intriguing video covering the history and process of papermaking; hands-on instruction.

Workshop will be led by Gilbert Grace MFA and is supported by The Green Living Centre and Inner West Council.

Where: Whites Creek Cottage, 31 White Street, Lilyfield.
When: 1.30 - 4.00 pm, Saturday 21 September.
Cost: Free, limit of 12 (Inner West residents have preference), book via Eventbrite, https://bit.ly/2MOz3jA.
Bring: Casual clothes.
TAG: Map https://bit.ly/2ZE1ra3

Transport Access Guide (leave the car at home, parking is difficult)
Bus from Railway Square: 470 to White Rd cnr Moore St, Lilyfield.
Bus from Newtown: 370 from King St to White Rd cnr Moore St, Lilyfield.
Light Rail: to Rozelle Bay or Lilyfield and 10 minute walk.
Bicycle: White Creek Cycle Path connect to Crescent and Glebe Foreshore, etc.