Paper like leather, bark like thread: Korean paper techniques

Join us for a workshop taught by artist and papermaker Aimee Lee, on Saturday, 10 November from 12:00 to 4:00.

Purchase your tickets at our Eventbrite page for $125.

Korean papermaking has a history almost as long as papermaking itself. Korean paper, known as hanji, is made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree, renowned for its long and strong fibers. This makes hanji ideal for an array of applications suitable for book and fiber arts. Students will add water to hanji to learn a felting and collage technique called joomchi, which results in textured paper that is ideal for textile work, light and durable book covers, and stand-alone display pieces. Joomchi can also be modified to create varying thicknesses of hanji yarn.

Using mulberry bark, students will also learn to make “lace” and thread for decorative bindings, weaving, or installation. If time allows, students will learn how to cord hanji in the tradition of jiseung, or paper weaving. This workshop is a great way for newcomers and papermakers alike to discover new ways to manipulate and transform handmade paper.

Students will also have the chance to buy Aimee’s new book about her Korean papermaking research, titled Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking, published by The Legacy Press. (

For more information about Aimee Lee’s work, visit her website at

All materials will be provided.