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Thu, Aug 26



Pine Pitch Glue Collage

Learn to make pitch glue: a versatile, water-resistant adhesive made from the resin of coniferous trees. Use your glue to make a beautiful natural collage!

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Pine Pitch Glue Collage
Pine Pitch Glue Collage

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Portland, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the event

The resin from most coniferous or "evergreen" trees like pine, fir and spruce can be processed and rendered to create a strong, versatile, water-resistant adhesive glue, which can be employed to join various materials and has historically been used to fletch arrows, seal the seams of baskets and canoes, and more. The resin has other uses, as well: it can be used to make a lamp or a torch, or soap, and to seal and waterproof wood. Additionally, it is antibacterial, and helps facilitate the healing of cuts, scrapes, abrasions, skin conditions, and wounds. Human beings have been using coniferous sap to make glue, salve and etc. for a few hundred thousand years.

Learn to make pine pitch glue, and use it to create a beautiful natural collage. We'll cover identification, gathering, processing and production. We'll use a variety of natural materials to make a piece of unique organic art. May be messy! Please do not wear your cleanest clothes.

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.


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