Learn the papermaking process Oct. 25

Hendersonville resident Stefanie Kompathoum will offer a workshop on how to make handmade paper at the Jackson County Public Library Complex at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The program will take place in the building’s Atrium, just inside the main doors that lead to the Library entrance.

“Making your own handmade paper is easier than you think,” says Kompathoum. And once made, it can be the foundation for a variety of other craft ideas, including stationery, picture mats, lampshades, journals, 3-D castings and sculptures, even pulp painting. Kompathoum’s presentation will include a basic papermaking demonstration, as well as an introduction to the varied possibilities of pulp and paper art.

Kompathoum is currently a resident of Hendersonville but is a long-time member of the Sylva community. One of her interests is plants and the ways they can be used for food, medicine, inspiration, and art. She is also dedicated to teaching and inspiring people of all ages to be more creative in their daily lives. “Papermaking brings these passions together nicely,” according to Kompathoum, and she has been experimenting with new materials, techniques and applications for more than 12 years.

For more information contact the Library at 586.2016. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.

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