Washi - Who Knew?

Okay, so maybe I'm late to the Washi party. Did anyone else know about this stuff? Once more, does anyone know how to make it? Surely the crafterati must have a Washi hack in their collective consciousness, right? For those of you who are also just joining the show in progress, here's the write up from Exseed Japan:

"Echizen Washi from Fukui Prefecture has over 1500 years of history. Washi was originally made from fiber threads (silk or hemp) laid flat. Isamu Tsubakihara’s Sukiori is a fusion of light fabric and Japanese paper, created without tempering the original aesthetic of washi. These two elements are brought together using only water to create, not a woven fabric, and yet neither simple washi. It is a fusion of fabric and paper – a balance between the light weight of fabric with the strength of washi. A new design is born." link.


  1. sabine Böbbis,HamburgFebruary 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    I´ve just seen Isamuros Sukiori stuff on the IMM international Furnture fair , in Cologne/Germany.

  2. Sabine, Right? This stuff is incredible.