Japanese Papermaking

Saaraliisa Ylitalo (click to zoom)
Paper And Book
Winter 2018
Days: Saturday
Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of Sessions:
Tuition: $115.00
Instructor: Ylitalo, Saaraliisa
Start Date: 01-27-2018
Registration Begins: 11-06-2017
Japanese paper, known as washi, is characterized by its thinness and strength. Although the technique is applicable to all plant fibers, it is commonly made from the inner bark of the mulberry bush. This class progresses through all the steps in Japanese papermaking, starting with pulp preparationall the steps of Japanese papermaking, starting with pulp preparation, cooking and scraping the fibers clean, and then beating them into pulp. Participants form sheets using the nagashizuki method with flexible screens . Students form as many sheets as time allows from foth abaca (banana fibers or Manila Hemp) and kozo (mulberry fibers). No papermaking experience is required. A supply fee of $20 is payable to the instructor.  
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