WASHI: Japanese Style Papermaking

WASHI: Japanese Style Papermaking

Sunday 18th October 2020

11.00am – 5.00pm

Standard Tickets £70 per person

Tutor: Mandy Brannan
Venue: Essex Print Studio

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WASHI: Japanese Style Papermaking

We welcome back Papermaker and Book Artist Mandy Brannan to Essex Print Studio to host this fascinating workshop.

Kozo is the most common of the Japanese Style (washi) papermaking fibers. It comes from the inner bark of (Paper Mulberry) tree which is harvested annually. This fiber is strong and very long enabling the creation of thin, strong slightly translucent sheets of handmade papers.

This workshop will introduce you to the history of this traditional process. Attendees will learn how to prepare the fibres, which will be followed by sheet formation, pigmentation and decorative techniques resulting in both plain and decorative sheets.

We will have lots of items available to purchase on the day so that you can go away ready and equipped to make your own paper at home. There will be deckles, samples for making paper pulp and everything else that you might need.

All materials provided.

All orders are final and unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds, except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

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