Papermaking with Local Invasive Plants

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about native-agressive and non-native invasive plant species growing in the Philadelphia area and how to make paper from them. We will begin with an introduction and identification of collected plants, learn about their preparation before becoming paper pulp, and using these fibers we will make a variety of handmade papers. Some experience with hand papermaking is recommended, but beginners are encouraged as well. It will be a fun day of experimentation with texture, color, and of course smell. Engage your senses!