Author(s): Michael G. LaFosse
In "Japanese Paper Crafting," world renowned paper artist Michael G. LaFosse 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! 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. The fabulous projects in the book include hand-bound Notebooks, Purses, Wallets, Gift Cards and Desktop Accessories.
"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"
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.