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Tidekettle News
Tidekettle News

October 2022

HELLO TO ALL WHO HAVE BOOKED AND STILL WANT TO! THERE HAS BEEN AN ISSUE WITH MESSAGES GETTING THROUGH TO ME WHICH HAS NOW BEEN RESOLVED SO THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE - ALL BOOKINGS ARE FINE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON SATURDAY!

Tidekettle Papermaking Demonstrations for Berwick Literary Festival

A whistlestop tour through the history of papermaking from its origins in East Asia to the state-of-the-art teabag machine at Chirnside papermill. Lucy Baxandall will demonstrate Western and Eastern hand papermaking processes and bust a few paper myths along the way.  You’ll never take paper for granted again, and there might even be some samples to take home! Contact Lucy for further details and to reserve a place at www.lucybaxandall.com (send me a message on the contact page to book).

Saturday 15 October 

10.30-11.30am

2.00-3.00pm

Tidekettle Paper, 16 Bridge Street, TD15 1AQ

Free of charge but booking essential, max.10 people per session.

Shop is wheelchair accessible.  

Papermaking classes at Morley College are back, hurrah! These are all over one weekend and we'll start with an introduction course in October, followed by Fibre to Sketchbook and The Vessel later in the year, plus a brand new class exploring papermaking with natural dyes. The college is raising the minimum enrolment number for courses to run this year, so do sign up in good time if you are interested, to avoid disappointment.

Regular website shoppers may notice a price increase on some items from today. I have always tried to keep prices as low and accessible as possible, but increasing costs are really starting to bite, as they are for everyone everywhere. Thank you for your understanding, and I hope you still find our unique paper good value for your hard-earned pennies.

The most regular studio updates, pictures and news are now on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at Lucy at Tidekettle Paper: click on the links top right to take you straight there. 

You can join my mailing list via the contact page for email updates at decent intervals, though I'm rather bad at producing newsletters - too busy making paper!

Do get in touch any time using the contact page, Instagram or Facebook. We can arrange customised workshops for up to four people, adults or children - anything from an introduction to papermaking to more specialised areas. If you are an artist or student who wishes to incorporate handmade paper into a project, I would be happy to help. I also provide a  reasonably-priced fibre processing service if you don't have access to a beater, do get in touch for details.

Collaborations, etc:

Perversions of Paper, Invitational Symposium, June 20 2014, Birkbeck College, London

Meeting the Mayor of Kagithane in Istanbul with the late, great Oz Tugrul and his lovely family (sorry no Turkish g's/i's!)

See our chairs at the Saatchi Gallery

Check out my entry for The Sketchbook Project 2011

Working with young entrepreneurs

Lucy is available to teach papermaking and book arts workshops for adults and children by arrangement. Please use the contact page to discuss your requirements.