As 2017 draws to a close, one's mind begins to think about the opportunities that 2018 brings. And if you're anything like me, you get obsessed with all of the new book arts classes and workshops that are offered.So much to learn, so little time. :(Some workshops are easier to
Tag : papermaking
My trip to Echizen almost ended in paper tragedy - at first, we were unable to get into a papermaking studio.When we arrived at Papyrus House, we were given a map that listed a number of studios. When I asked which studio they recommended for a visit, we were told
We started our Echizen paper journey at Papyrus House. It's kind of a mush of an information center, store, workshop space, and exhibit hall. The building exterior is nondescript and doesn't come close to indicating what's inside. You could just walk right by it and never realize it was there.But holy crap -
I'm just going to say it - I love Echizen.Yet it has been really hard for me to write this post. I think it's because the place is just beyond words. Visiting this papermaking village (Washi no Sato) was the absolute highlight of my trip to Japan. When I think of my time
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
When my phone rings at 9:00 a.m., odds are that it's a telemarketer. I quickly tell Mr. or Ms. Talker that I'd like to be removed from the calling list. I usually waste no time. Good thing I didn't launch into my shpiel today, because this was not the usual call.