September 6, 2016

I've just returned from a 7 day workshop at Haystack School of Crafts in Deer Isle Maine. The class was teaching the art of Joomchi, a Korean technique of paper manipulation using Hanji, a Mulberry Bark paper.

The Korean people have applied the Joomchi technique to soft...

August 21, 2016

One of the enjoyable aspects of paper making is creating different colors and textures.  By adding seeds, flower petals, moss and chunkier fibers, the smooth pulps embrace these “inclusions” and as the pulp dries it forms a limitless variety of  interesting layers of t...

August 17, 2016

On a cold winter's evening when I am tucked up safe in our home, I love to braid rugs!  I use blanket ends from MacAusland's Woolen Mills in Bloomfield, PEI, cutting them into the appropriate size strips before I begin. Then I pick the colours I want for a particular r...

August 16, 2016

Each Year I visit Vanco Tulip Farm and come away with 40 pounds of reject tulips. Vanco has strict quality controls and eliminate the short, small tulips that can't be sent to market.  Tulips make gorgeous paper!

First the flowers must be separated from the leaves and s...

Where it all begins!  Making a Pinhole camera: A pinhole camera is a very basic camera that can be constructed out of found materials such as cans or boxes, provided it is made light-tight.  This can be done by lining the interior with black construction paper, and tap...

August 7, 2016

     Hi, I'm a papermaker at Artisans on Main, Montague. I'd like to share some of my experience in that creative process.

     My papers are handcrafted from plant fibers gathered along the shores of Prince Edward Island, including dune gr...

August 3, 2016

As a seasonal settler (May  - November) for the past twenty-one years, I still have much to learn about the Island and Island ways. As a latter day artist (recovering from 30 years in academia), I am drawn to interesting shapes, colour patterns, and objects, some of wh...

July 31, 2016

Linda McCausland is Artisans on Main  resident papermaker.  She will bring to you, a series of Sunday adventures in papermaking.. both her own experiences in the studio as well as views of contemporary artists using paper as their medium.

"Papermaking is an ancient...

July 28, 2016

Friday, July 29, Artisans on Main, Motague is pleased to host the opening reception for Dagny Dryer Rossignol, featuring an exciting new group of acrylic, watercolor and collage paintings.  Reception begins at 4:00 pm.  The show will run from July 29-August 12....

Suminagashi marbling is a great summertime activity for kids that takes only a few items to get started.  Suminagashi is a Japanese marbling technique that involves floating inks on water and creating a design which can be transferred to paper, fabric or any porous sur...

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