Japanese papermaking workshop

Very interesting afternoon!

 

Working with an Israeli papermaker who is expert in Japanese techniques, we cooked kozo, pounded it (actually some other kozo already cooked up), made pulp, pulled sheets and adhered them to drying boards. The photos on my Flckr site show most of the process.

 

Even though I’ve been pulling sheets for many years, I felt all thumbs as I practiced the flowing movements of the Japanese technique. I really like how you slosh the extra pulp/water off the screen.

 

This is the first time I worked with kozo – really nice fiber. It is truly amazing how thin the sheets are that we pulled. I can’t wait till they are dry!

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