Alienweeds : The Invasive Species Harvest







June 4 and 5: Free papermaking demonstration (D.C., The Textile Museum)

  • Try your hand at stripping, scraping, cooking, beating and forming sheets of paper
    from the bark of white mulberry. Visit The Textile Museum's free two-day festival,
    "A Salute to Recycling and Green Design," part of the museum's "Celebration
    of Textiles."

  • The papermaking demonstration will be active Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.


April 30 and May 1: Garlic Mustard papermaking (D.C.)

  • While Garlic Mustard is in full bloom, the class will harvest, strip and cook the weed's stems on a Saturday morning, and return the following Sunday afternoon to complete
    the papermaking process, which will yield a strong, rattly mustard-green paper.


March 20, 26, April 3: English Ivy inks & paper. (Arlington, VA, and D.C.)

  • A three-day field and studio class that explores uses of ubiquitous Englsh Ivy vines.
    The class will learn four processes of ink making and will produce a soft, cream-colored
    ivy-vine paper.


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PAPERMAKING: Students at Middle Tennesse State University form sheets of paper made from invasive plants they removed from a nearby park.

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