Korea claims a unique and intriguing art called joomchi. How do you go about making joomchi?  It’s easier to try with your own hands than to explain in words…but here it goes.  This is my beginner’s understanding of the process: At least 2 layers of Korean mulberry paper, or hanji, are first wet, then, aggressively gripped,…

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Check out this handmade tunic, created with our very own Kyosei paper or (Kyoseishi) by Utah artist Kaye Terry. Kyosei paper is crinkled by hand and repeatedly treated with a clear root starch, usually konnyaku, which results in a very pliable, sew-able, paper cloth. Thanks to Kaye Terry,  I’m inspired to make my own tunic…

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