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.