Tag : Chiyogami

Liam’s Red Dragon

Warning: This is a long post about a book that took me a long time to finish. I really wanted to punch it in the face. But it was a book and didn't have a face, which sucked.The making of the book was put in motion by a monthly bookbinding challenge on Instagram

Trip to Isetatsu, Tokyo

Isetatsu was our last paper-related stop in Tokyo, which was good because day three was so.very.long. And I'm pretty sure that my husband was over it. We found the petite shop nestled on a small street - if you didn't know it was there, you would totally walk by it.I

Trip to Kyukyodo, Tokyo

The second paper-related stop on my trip to Japan was also in Tokyo's Ginza district - Kyukyodo. Its neighbors included Tiffany's and Harry Winston. I was definitely out of my element - fanny packs are simply not fashionable.Interestingly, the store was founded in Kyoto in 1663 and began as a medicine shop. The

Trip to Itoya, Tokyo

Welcome to the first of many blog posts documenting my recent trip to Japan. Warning - most of these posts will be long and image-heavy. I took over 1,000 pictures while I was there!The first paper-related stop on my trip was a store in Tokyo - Itoya. It's considered one of the

How Chiyogami is made

When I show my work at craft shows, I use a number of signs in my booth to give folks information about one thing or another. I have a selection of books that are made with Chiyogami paper (a.k.a. Yuzen), which is silk screened by hand in Japan and I

Latest custom order

I just finished a custom order for a lovely woman in Georgia. She was interested in giving a photo album to a couple of her friends and wanted it to suit their taste. When the couple wasn't home, she snuck into their home and took a bunch of pictures so I

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