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Seaweed Pressing Workshop SOLD OUT

August 10 @ 12:00 - 15:30



The Seaweed Institute invites you to join them to learn the craft of seaweed pressing – a Victorian practice that captures the underwater beauty of seaweeds. This pressing workshop is particularly special as they are hosting it in collaboration with The Morrab Library.

From The Morrab you will walk together to the foreshore of Mounts Bay to search for seaweeds to press. Whilst on the beach you will learn about sustainable harvesting, tides and edible species will be pointed out to you.

Back at the library you will have the chance to view some beautiful examples of historic seaweed pressings. The library’s archive is home to incredible bound examples of original pressings collected in Mounts Bay.

The cultural history of seaweeds will be discussed and you will learn how to forage, store and use this abundant resource.

With inspiration from the archives you will start the pressing process . After laying out your designs they will be loaded into the seaweed press where they will dry over the next weeks. The Institute will send your pieces to you via the post when they are ready.

The cost is £40.

The library is not taking bookings. You can book here via Eventbrite, or contact the Seaweed Institute.