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Trade & Specialty Shows - Check this page for upcoming national and international trade and specialty shows that we may be attending in your area.

Workshops & Events - Find out about our workshops, local art exhibitions and special Japanese-paper related events.

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Drop in, learn and shop from 1 - 5 pm, the last Wednesday of every month (except December). Come and watch artists at work, have a tour, shop for specials, consult with staff, watch related videos, share what you've been doing with washi, and mingle with other washi fanciers.

On Washi Wednesdays we will repeat brief demonstrations throughout the day at approximately 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30. Please drop in at your convenience.


Water and Washi

Because of its great absorbency, so much can be done with Japanese paper and H20 - folding and dip-dyeing, suminagashi, watercolour painting. Come today for some ideas on how you can mix the 2 and create materials for later use in other projects.

  • Wed. Jan.30, 1-5pm
  • Free

Konnyaku: The transformative starch

with Sigrid Blohm

This demo is consistently popular because it is so useful. Konnyaku starch, mostly known as a food in modern Japan, was, historically, also used to treat washi. This treated paper could then be used to sew Kimono or construct other useful items. In this demo you will see how konnyaku is prepared, how to apply it to various types of washi and manipulate this washi to create different textures. Useful for stitching (see Liz Eakins' Quilting workshop), sculptural projectsand more.

  • Wed. February 27, 1-5pm
  • Free

Covering lampshades with washi

with Peter Jones

Have an old lampshade that needs re-covering? Thinking of adding some spice to your decor with a bright new lamp that you cover yourself? Today, old hand Peterwill demonstrate how to cut, paste, and flatten paper over a wire or woodenframe.

  • Wed. March 27, 1-5pm
  • Free

Stenciling/Pochoir

with Brian Kelley

Brian loves to experiment and his prolific creation of prints, drawings, sculptures, and screens are evidence of this. A champion of the power of stencils for image making, Brian will share the endless ways he has discovered to use stencils.

  • Wed. April 24, 1-5pm
  • Free

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