You can make paper thread from Japanese Washi paper. The basic process of making paper thread is folding, cutting, rolling the paper, and tearing the edges to make one long thread. After that, the thread is spun, and the twist is set as the final step. We will make paper thread out of 3 sheets of Washi paper, and then weave Shifu with a linen warp in this workshop. The final result will be a uniquely shaped Tsunobukuro bag made from Shifu.
A Tsunobukuro is made from a single long piece of fabric, connected together on the bias to create a bag.
Prerequisite Skills: Weaving, warping, setting up a floor loom.
-Please note that this workshop is only open to people living in Japan.
|Date||Feb. 15 - Feb. 19 2022|
|Time||9:00 〜 17:00|
|Tuition Fee||¥66,000 (¥60,000 without tax, materials fee included)|
|Application Deadline||9:00 (JST) Jan. 14 2022|
|Day 1||Explanation of Shifu Weaving / Folding, cutting, and rolling the paper|
|Day 2||Tearing the edges / Spinning / Setting the twist|
|Day 3||Warping / Setting up the loom|
|Day 4||Setting up the loom / Weaving Shifu|
|Day 5||Weaving Shifu / Assembling the Tsunobukuro|
|Things to Bring:|
|Indoor shoes (slippers or shoes)
Note taking materials
Scissors for cutting yarn and paper
1 bath towel and 2 smaller towels (about 35cm x 75-85cm, will be used to dampen the washi)
Metric measuring tape (1.5-2m, can be purchased at KTS for approx. 400 yen)
Mask (optional, to avoid dust from the washi)
Apron (optional, to avoid dust from the washi)
In 1985 Keiko Yoshida completed the Advanced Textile Research Course at Seian Women’s College in Kyoto Japan. After working for a period of time at HINAYA Inc., a traditional weaving company in Kyoto, she became a studio weaving artist. While researching paper weaving she learned how to make washi paper yarn from Ms. Takiyo Hattori and Ms. Hiroko Karuno. Currently she is producing handwoven textiles and is an Adjunct Instructor at Kyoto University of Art and Design.