Linda Marshall presents a hands-on demo of Japanese Washi paper.
Paper is fundamental to book arts, whether a component of printing, binding, sculpting, or folding. Traditional Japanese papers, known as washi, provide a range of possibilities beyond wood pulp and cotton.
Linda Marshall, the proprietor of Washi Arts, will conduct a hands-on demonstration of Japanese paper at the next Northwind Book Arts meeting. The event is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from 7 until 9, at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend.
Learn how washi is made, what makes it different from other papers, and how to use washi in creative work. Feel the different weights available, and see how natural dyes are used for tone and color. Discuss supplies and tools for using this special material.
Linda Marshall is a creative designer with a background in corporate and non-profit communications, strategy, design and marketing. With a strong passion for books and paper, Linda is an admirer of printers, book artists, printmakers, artists and creative thinkers.
Washi Arts, located in Blaine, Washington, is a retail partner of The Japanese Paper Place that houses the world's largest selection of Japanese papers under one roof. Her goal is to inspire artists and artisans to use this precious material to enhance their work and spark creativity.
The Northwind Book Arts Group is dedicated to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as art, while preserving the traditional practices involved in the creations of books and while providing a forum for exchange among fine printers, typographers, binders and artists in and around Port Townsend and the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsulas. Open to all with an interest in artist's books, fine printing and paper.
As always, anyone with an interest in printing, binding, and other book arts is welcome.