A 4-week online papermaking class providing detailed lessons and more than 60 short video demonstrations [totaling more than 3 hours]. Participants will learn all of the processes involved in how to make nagashizuki-style paper, including identifying the plant itself, harvesting, cooking, hand beating, rinsing/cleaning, mixing neri (formation aid), preparing the vat and finally forming sheets of paper. This will be followed with pressing and drying as well as a few extra contemporary creative techniques. Along the way, we will explore a little science about the fiber to have a better understanding of the material.
Japanese Papermaking with Kozo - Online [NOV 1-23, 2021]