Thursday, 21 March 2013


I decided to see if I could remember how to  make Shifu.  Shifu is the product of this process.
There are 8 steps in my process.
1. Write on the paper; I used black walnut dye andblack ink.

2. Write some more on paper with a finer brush and purple ink.

3.  Fold the paper in half and cut in fine strips.

4.  Open paper prior to trearing into one long strip.

5.  Tear into one long strip; if possible.  Tie breaks together.

6.Spin paper and roll into a ball.

7.  Weave on hand made loom.

8.  Finished product.

I have even made stripes.  What will I do with them?  I am thinking of making a book.