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!
Class size is limited to 8 participants and is tailored to participants 12 years and older.
Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Howard Iron Works Printing Museum
800 Westgate Road
Oakville, ON L6L 5N2