Using Orizome Japanese dyeing techniques this weekend workshop offers the chance to explore the effects of geometric folding forms on mulberry paper to create endless combinations of possible patterns and colour. By using the act of folding as a resist method combined with dye pots of ink, the surprise of the unfolded orizome patterns emerge. The course promises an insight into a traditional Japanese practice which continues to be in use as a decorative technique still mastered today. On the second day the unique papers will be used to create covers for a series of 4 Japanese stab sewn bindings (four hole, noble, tortoise shell and hemp leaf). Catering for artists with an interest in cross-processing, bookbinding, and a love of textile repeat pattern.