Instructor : Sigrid Blohm, The Japanese Paper Place
Duration : 1-hour
Class Size : max. 8 participants
Time : 1:30 PM
Fee : $20.00 per person
Have you heard about the mysterious powder that has the capability of transforming paper into cloth? Konnyaku is a powdered root starch that has been used in Japan for centuries to make kamiko, paper clothing. It is non-toxic, requires no cooking, and is easy to use.
In this workshop, under the expert tutelage of artist and fine-paper specialist, Sigrid Blohm, you will learn how to mix the starch, apply it to different types of washi, and see what happens next. Konnyaku starch not only strengthens the washi, it can act as a sizing; increases textural memory; and makes the washi water-resistant.
Konnyaku-treated washi is tough and durable, perfect for book covers, lampshades, or even kamiko Canadian style!
To register - click HERE
The above link will transfer you to Howard Iron Works Museum Shop where payment can be made securely. HST will be charged upon check-out.