Part 2 – Wonderful Washi While washi  (Japanese paper) is a long-lasting Japanese traditional craft, how it became an important part of Japanese culture is almost forgotten even by most Japanese.  In thinking about washi’s role in etiquette, social rituals, and some possibly overlooked utilitarian uses,  in this post, I want to show you some of…

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Welcome to a new feature of Where is Paperwoman? Our Artist of the Month series focuses on an artist who not only loves paper, but implements it in his or her work to astonishing effect.  Of course, we may be biased that they use Paper Connection’s paper, but regardless, their vision, approach, and resulting work…

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Several months ago- maybe more-I did a post on FaceBook about shifu.  It was a minimal post- mostly photos in fact. Apparently this post inspired one of my colleagues to set forth on a brand new quest to learn how to make  shifu.  Barbara Green, being an accomplished painter, graphic and web designer, competing rower,…

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