In preparation for the workshop events, large paper-making molds were made in advance and covered with stretched synthetic silk in the manner of silkscreen frames; participants used these as forms to receive the carefully prepared solution of abaca fiber, water, neri, and cotton fiber. The pulp-filled molds were allowed to dry on tables placed outside in the sun. In similar but smaller molds, participants used the same solution to make smaller-scale works that used colored cotton pulp. The colored pulp allowed them to “paint” with colors that were actually embedded in the paper. One extraordinary collaborative piece, titled Mountain Lake Army Blanket, was made by the small group of assistants in the workshop who ended every day by swimming across nearby Mountain Lake and gathering various bits of detritus, including an insect or two, from the lake bottom and subsequently embedding these finds in the paper pulp.