by Michael G. LaFosse, with Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri
Hardcover (8.5x11 inches, 128 pages)
Tuttle Publishing, December 2007
Across the country interest in paper crafts is booming. People from all walks of life are creating scrapbooks, making gift cards and learning origami. Washi, a traditional handmade paper originating in Japan, is a perfect accompaniment to these crafts. Japanese Paper Crafting teaches the essentials of making beautiful and unusual washi paper at home.
Using diagrams and photographs, this book's step-by-step instructions will show both novice and experienced paper artists how to make washi paper and how to create 17 exciting washi projects with their own handmade paper! Projects include a hand-bound blank book; purses and wallets; desktop and tabletop accessories.
The book contains instructions for creating:
This book also includes instructions and detailed photos for making your own washi. The following are a sampling of photos illustrating the process: