Suminagashi Workshop

Suminagashi (“ink floating” or “flowing ink paper”) is the earliest form of Japanese marbling that originated over a 1,000 years ago.

Two pages of waka poems by Oshikochi Mitsune (9th cen.) on suminagashi paper
Two pages of waka poems by Oshikochi Mitsune (9th cen.) on suminagashi paper

The marbling designs resulting from the Suminagashi technique was much admired. At some point in history, the Japanese royal court embraced Suminagashi as a worthy courtly activity.

Historically, the ink colours used in Suminagashi were of natural tones. The colours were applied to a Japanese paper called “washi”. Later in history, Suminagashi designs were applied to cotton, hemp and silk fabrics.

sumin1In the Suminagashi workshop with Candace Thayer-Coe, students will learn the historical technique that is still being practiced today.

To register, please send us an email. We will reply with registration information. Please note: your payment will reserve a spot in the workshop.

Sat, Apr 25 2015, 10-1pm
Olympic Village, Vancouver

$60 CBBAG members, $75 non-members
plus $20 material fee paid directly to the instructor

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