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The Magic of Washi, Traditional Japanese Papermaking

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Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design

6355 Pidcock Creek Road

New Hope, PA 18938

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Spend a day at beautiful Raymond Farm Center with paper artist Winnie Radolan, immersed in making many thin, strong and translucent sheets of washi, or Japanese paper. We will be using kozo, gampi, and abaca to form the sheets, which will be perfect for printmaking, calligraphy, collage, or simply for their own sheer beauty. Learn some history, about fiber harvest, the process of cooking, beating, and sheet formation, and pressing and drying. Most fibers will be pre-beaten, but we will hold a small amount back for anyone desiring the total experience of “picking chiri” (cleaning bark bits,) followed by hand beating.

We will break at noon for a farm style lunch. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions/ allergies.

No experience is necessary, just a spirit of adventure!

All materials included.

Optional to bring: Treasures to embed in your paper. Japanese paper is thin and translucent, and lends itself towards decorative inclusions if you desire. You may bring flat dried plant material to experiment with. You may also bring threads, feathers, or other interesting inclusions, as long as they are 2D, It is also fine to make paper without inclusions.


Workshop and Lunch Fee: $85

Materials and Fiber Fee: $55

Total: $140


Max class size of 10 participants


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6355 Pidcock Creek Road

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