Hand Papermaking with Ivy & Joel Ricci

Sat, June 16 @ 10:00 am – Sun, June 17 @ 12:00 pm

Summer 2018 Workshop Series

Hand Papermaking with Ivy & Joel Ricci

Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 11-12 (meet to collect and share paper)

Spend an enlightening, enlivening, and creative afternoon making your own homemade paper with Port Angeles/Portland-based papermakers Joel & Ivy Ross Ricci of Ricci Handmade Paper! 

In this two day workshop, you will learn about sheet forming, sizing, adding inclusions such as flower petals or coffee chaff, watermarks, papermaking history, and traditional and modern “western” techniques, and be able to take home your very own stack of hand-formed stationery for personal notes, wishlists, magic spells, and superb letter writing stationery equally elegant and appropriate for missives to heads of state or loved ones.

In the first day, you will be granted access to the very same papermaking fibers, tools, equipment, and techniques that Joel & Ivy employ in their North Olympic mountain home-based stationery and book-paper making enterprise.

Day two will be spent trading paper with fellow attendees and a cursory discussion of folding, tearing, and basic binding of your own paper into a book!


Ricci Handmade Paper is a tree-free handmade paper mill and studio nestled in the northern foothills of the Olympic mountains. With rainwater caught from the cedar shake roof of our cabin, we quietly hand-form a variety of paper products including stationery, blank cards, book paper, artist paper, labels, containers and custom small batches of paper for weddings, celebrations, and artist collaborations. Our premium handmade historic ream wrapped “half quire” gift packages that we offered at last year’s handmade bazaar last year were a big hit! These gift packages include 12 sheets of fine stationery perfect for letter-writers, scrapbookers, artists, bookmakers, letterpress printers, and invitation and greeting card designers.

COST: $50

BRING: Wear clothes that can get a little bit wet. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (coffee and hot tea provided).

8 students max.

RSVP: souwesterfrontdesk@gmail.com or 360-642-2542


The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644


This class is part of the Summer 2018 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/calendar to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.





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