Precious paper Paper-making summer school in Hollufgård
I once bought an overpriced notebook. As I was visiting a hand-made fair in Odense last year, it became quickly apparent that I couldn’t afford anything there without it being a splurge. But, I had to hear the story of those notebooks from their maker; it was, of course, a sweet story of carefully selecting organic elements to mix in making the paper, banana leaves and some leaves from South America, and some other binding details I have since forgotten.
By the end, I had been holding the little notebook for too long to be able to refuse buying it. So, I bought it. The price tag said 75,- but the storyteller asked for 100,- and I did find the story to be worth the difference, if not more. It was a short, important lesson in the appreciation of small things and patience.
Naturally, I haven’t been using the notebook much – it’s too precious for my scribblings!
This paper-making summer school is definitely a must try for your young ones (6-10 year-olds)! Paper is one of those things that don’t get attention for themselves. It just carries – drawings, messages, homeworks, trials and errors. It’s a loyal presence in our early lives, which comes in many, sometimes contradictory, contexts – we may cut it, throw it, crumple it, when we’re being creative, but we’re also to be very careful with it, when it comes holding someone else's creativity, in the shape of a book. There are many worthy lessons to be had in the way we use paper, and the way future generations will, and a hand-made paper workshop sounds like it can offer some.Link to the event