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Reserve now for the September 12 and 19th seminar on making ones own personalized paper and books with papermaking artists Cheryl Mahowald and Carla Klausler of Prairie Spirit Papers at Garfield Farm Museum. Many of the plants of the backyard can be used to create beautiful papers. Daylilies, daffodils, and irises are just a few that can be used to make some unforgettable papers. The second day of the class will have participants make booklets of the paper they made with the basic stitches of bookbinding.

This fun and exciting workshop will be held at Garfield Farm Museum on Sunday, September 12th and 19th from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Garfield Farm Museum is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL off Rt. 38 on Garfield Road. The first day participants will learn which are good fibers for making paper, the process of preparing the fibers, and setting the fibers into paper form. The second class will cover the stitches used in hand bookbinding. At the end of the workshop each participant will have two lovely booklets.

Participants will need to bring an apron, a baking tray for carrying their paper, and an old bed sheet cut to the size of the tray (at least six pieces of sheeting). All other supplies will be provided. Tuition for this workshop is $60 per person. Reservations are being accepted immediately for this wonderful workshop and space is limited. Call (630) 584-8485 to reserve a spot today!

Garfield Farm Museum is a 374-acre historically intact former 1840s prairie farmstead and teamster inn, which is being restored as an 1840s working farm museum. The museum has had support from over 2,600 households from over 37 states to save and preserve the site. Garfield Farm Museum is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization and depends on individual memberships and donations to meet the operating and educational programming expenses. For more information on how you can help preserve this wonderful link to our past, please contact Garfield Farm Museum at (630) 584-8485 or email

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