ORIZOME -  Japanese Paper Dyeing Workshop, Manchester, UK. 

Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th October 2015.

Using Orizome Japanese dying techniques we will explore the effects of geometric folding forms on mulberry paper to create endless combinations of possible patterns and colour. In using folding as a resist method and dye pots of inks, you will experience the surprise of the unfolded orizome emerge. 

You will gain insight into a traditional Japanese practice which continues to be in use as a decorative technique still mastered today. On day two we will use the unique papers created as covers for a series of 4 Japanese stab sewn bindings (four hole, noble, tortoise shell and hemp leaf). 


MOKUHANGA - Japanese Water-based woodblock printing, Manchester, UK. 

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October 2015.

Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top, meditative printmaking technique. Learn the basic skills to create a key block and colour separation print, in the tradition of Ukiyo-e, using Japanese tools and materials. With countless possibilities, and minimum equipment (only a baren, no press required!), you will be sure to fall in love with both the process and results of this accessible printmaking method.

For enquiries and bookings visit Hot Bed Press.