Islamic-World Papermaking and Natural Dyeing

July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

Radha Pandey

During this workshop students discover the history and techniques of Islamic-world papermaking that has remained largely unchanged since the 8th century CE. This method links papermaking traditions of the East with those of the West. Students will focus on sheet formation and will combine traditional papermaking with natural dyeing to create beautiful results. Those finished papers will be further dyed, sized and burnished by hand to a high shine. You will leave class with a sampling of papers displaying the wide range of possibilities of this technique. No prior papermaking experience is necessary.


Radha Pandey is a papermaker and letterpress printer. She earned her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book where she studied Letterpress Printing, Bookbinding, and Papermaking with a focus on Western, Eastern and Islamic Papermaking techniques. Pandey has taught across the US and in Sweden. Her artist’s books are held in numerous public collections internationally.

Radha Pandey

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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