Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & Make your own Beautiful Washi Paper

Japanese Paper Crafting: Create 17 Paper Craft Projects & Make your own Beautiful Washi Paper

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by Michael G. LaFosse, Richard L. Alexander, Greg Mudarri
     
 

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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 stepSee more details below

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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. Projects include:
  • Notebooks
  • Purses
  • Wallets
  • Gift Cards
  • Gift Cards
  • Desktop Accessories
  • And more!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book's chief value lies in the highly detailed and well illustrated instructions for making washi, a beautiful and highly desirable Japanese handmade paper. A lovely book for paper crafters."—Library Journal

"Japanese Paper Crafting is a re-release of the 2007 book for Tuttle Publishing by Michael G. LaFosse with Richard L. Alexander and Greg Mudarri. With paper crafting so hot, and washi practically a household name thanks to the popularity of washi tape, I can see why they would bring this one out again. The included history of washi and detailed instructions for making your own are informative, and the projects have an elegance due at least in part to the use of such gorgeous paper." —All Things Paper

"More than a book about origami, this is a book about paper. Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander run Origamido Studio, where they make their own folding paper, and here they share their knowledge of making different types of Washi paper, all with photo illustrations. The projects in the book include mostly simple, traditional designs, chosen to show off the quality of the special paper. Several variations of connected cranes and Noshi, and a few practical folds. Some non-origami projects are also included, such as a vase-cover and a book-binding technique. The instructions are a combination of standard diagrams and photographs. The book is full of beautiful photos, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in paper, folders or non-folders." —Gilad's Origami Page

"Washi paper simply inspire beauty in our lives and it's fun to make!" —Origami Blog

"[...] expands the art of paperfolding to show how it can be used to add beauty to unexpected parts of our lives. The 17 projects in this book stem from washi papercraft techniques, and guide you in the creation of such wonders as a paper clutch purse, a gorgeous vase cover, a whimsical sailboat envelope, and a sewn washi book printed with your own poems or whatever you'd like. The introductory chapter on papermaking is just one of the examples of the book's reverence for the history and practice of this exquisite art." —Castle in the Air

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462908127
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,333,070
File size:
17 MB
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Meet 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. LaFosse's work has graced museums worldwide—including the Louvre, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, and Hangar 7 in Salzburg, Austria.

Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, a teaching center, gallery and design studio, with Michael G. LaFosse in 1996.

Greg Mudarri has lived, traveled, and taught in Japan, and is an avid origami enthusiast.

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