Japanese Paper Crafting

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$16.95
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SKU:
9784805312926.00
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9784805312926
Format:
Paperback
Date Published:
07/01/2014
Illustrations:
17 projects; more than 300 color photos and diagrams
Number of Pages:
128
Trim Size:
8 1/2 X 11

Make homemade Japanese paper and fold it into beautiful and decorative forms with this Japanese papercraft book.

In Japanese Paper Crafting, world renowned paper artist Michael G. LaFosse of the Origamido Studio teaches you all the essential techniques needed to make your own beautiful handmade washi paper at home. The book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs show you not only how to create your own handmade paper using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials—but how to turn your handmade papers into exquisite paper craft objects. Readers will enjoy crafting 17 original LaFosse designs using their very own handmade washi papers! With Japanese Paper Crafting you can:
  • Make your own traditional-style Japanese papers. Learn two traditional Japanese methods of papermaking, and try your hand at creating truly distinctive papers.
  • Create 17 exquisite projects that feature your own handmade paper—or any other paper in your craft collection.
This book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves scrapbooking, making handmade gift cards, origami and paper crafts in general. Making your own washi paper is the natural starting point to creating high-quality paper craft objects of any type. The fabulous projects in the book include:
  • Notebooks
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Gift Cards
  • Desktop Accessories
  • And many more…


About the Author:
Michael G. LaFosse has been creating paper sculpture since childhood, and is internationally regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on origami. Trained as a biologist but working as an artist, he is best known for his origami animals, sea shells and plants made from his own handmade paper. LaFosse's artistic work has graced museums worldwide, including the Louvre; the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona; and Hangar 7 in Salzburg, Austria. His commercial art draws attention to upscale retail stores such as Hermes of Paris and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, a teaching center, gallery and design studio, with Michael G. LaFosse in 1996. As a designer his specialties have included biology (systems ecology) and landscape architecture. Together, Alexander and LaFosse have created over 50 books, kits, and videos about paper and paper arts.

Greg Mudarri has lived, traveled, and taught in Japan, and is an avid origami enthusiast. Greg has studied origami under Michael G. LaFosse and is an instructor, papermaker and graphics designer at Origamido Studio.