Blue Paper Research Consortium

2024 workshop on Handmade blue paper just announced

The whole team is very excited to announce the 2024 edition of the Handmade blue paper workshop. Join us in the beautiful Charente region for a week rich in discoveries, with nice food and good company.

Dates: September 16-20, 2024

Location: Moulin du Verger, Puymoyen, France (near Angouleme)

Cost for workshop: 1200 EUR (materials incl., accommodation and food excl.)

Max. 6 participants

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Workshop description:

Organized in a functioning 16th-century papermill in the South of France, this 5 day-workshop offers participants the opportunity to experiment with pre-industrial papermaking and dyeing methods. Fed by years of research in the field of blue paper, the team shares their last findings on the manufacturing of Western blue paper and its possible uses throughout time. Participants will be making their own reference sheets, with various coloring methods. The workshop allows time for discussion, participants are encouraged to bring their questions to share with the team.

Workshop objectives:

·   Discovering traditional Western papermaking techniques

·   Preparing blue dyes from natural colorants

·   Identifying paper- and dyeing techniques from samples

·   Uses of blue paper by artists in Europe (prints, drawings, pastels, books) before 1800.