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Combat Paper Workshop / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft 4848 Main St Houston, TX 77002 (map)

Please stop by the HCCC Craft Garden to participate in a free workshop led by United by Hand artist and Combat Paper co-founder Drew Cameron. In this workshop, the public is invited to repurpose donated uniforms and clothing into handmade paper using the 2,000-year-old process of Western hand papermaking.

Participants will form sheets of paper, one-at-a-time, from rendered pulp that will be pressed by hand, then dried. Those who participate should plan to stay for at least one hour. Materials and space will be provided on a first-come first-served basis.

Selected sheets of the finished paper will be put on display in the exhibition gallery and can be collected at the United by Hand Memorial Day Weekend Closing Event on Saturday, May 27.

While the United by Hand exhibition is on view, the public is invited to donate uniforms for this workshop and ongoing project. Visitors are also invited to cut the donated textiles into small pieces in preparation for papermaking. This activity will take place in the main gallery throughout the exhibition.