Shifu: Making Paper Thread
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What will you learn?
In this class, participants will learn how to make thread from paper. This traditional technique is specific to the Japanese paper tradition. I learned it from papermaker Asao Shimura years ago in the Philippines. A master papermaker, he wove fine shifu threads into garments! These threads are made from kozo papers, but can also be made using hanji. Long fibers in these papers make them suitable for converting into thread.
This magical transformation takes some time and some elbow grease. This class will cover all the steps from beginning to end, but will not cover spinning or weaving.
What is the duration of the class?
The class will be held on Saturday & Sunday, 30 minutes on Saturday, and 1 hour on Sunday. 1.5 hours total. Class will start at 4 pm Norway time (CEST), on both days October 17 & 18, 2020.
If you cannot attend the class, a recording will be available for a limited period.
What materials do I need to participate?
To attend this class, you need a cutting mat, a knife, a sheet of kozo or hanji, a spray bottle and a flat work surface like a cinderblock or untreated wood. With your registration you will receive a complete materials list (along with links) to purchase or gather what you need so that you may be able to follow along in class.
How do I register and what is the cost?
The total cost for the class is 75 USD. This does not include any materials you would need to purchase ahead of time.
Once I receive your payment for the class, you are registered and will be sent the materials list and some instructions to start preparing for this class.
Click on the Register link below to be directed to the payment portal.
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