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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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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