Sunday, March 27, 2016

kami ito

Ever since I started studying shifu, I've wanted to cut a Japanese book into strips to make cord.  It's just something I had to get out of my system.  It was a pain.  Lots of trial and error.  First round, the paper was too wet and kept breaking.  Next time, it was too dry.  I finally found a happy medium, but it was still frustrating.  Tree paper gives me uneven cord, and breaks a lot.

Here's the book.  No, I don't know Japanese.  I hope this isn't anything lurid.  

 I don't think it is, because I loved how the cover has this subtle raised background.  See the birds?
Here's a sample of the pages.

a small ball made with 4 pages

 I'm glad that's done.  Time to move on!

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