Member Laurence Fayard sent us these photos from our recent tour of the garden and shed at the Cloisters, including a presentation by Peter Schell who demonstrated the ways natural plant fibers can be processed and used in bookmaking.
Volunteer and student Thea Harting sent in this bit of feedback about the trip:
My favorite part of the tour was visiting the Shed and seeing dyes and pigments that humans have used for thousands of years. It was a privilege to see, touch, and even smell plants at different stages on their way to becoming artists’ materials. Other highlights included watching Peter make cordage from nettle and spin flax using a drop spindle.