January 13, 2011

Paper Yarn Making Workshop (closed)

May 3(Tue.) to May 4(Wed.) 10:00-16:00

Tuition Fee: 15,750yen
Materials Fee: 5,250yen
Capacity: 6-10 students
Held in Japanese and English

Application Deadline: Apr. 12 (Tue.)


You can make paper yarn from Japanese “Washi” paper. (Note; Please read the summary of the Shifu Workshop for more detailed information about this workshop.)  Not only can “Washi” paper yarn be woven, but it can be dyed, knitted, crocheted and braided.

Day 1 Cutting and rolling the washi
Day 2 Spinning


Keiko Yoshida
In 1985 Keiko Yoshida completed the Advanced Textile Research Course at Seian Women's College in Kyoto Japan. After working for a period of time at HINAYA Inc., a traditional weaving company in Kyoto, she became a studio weaving artist. While researching paper weaving she learned how to make washi paper yarn from Ms. Takiyo Hattori and Ms. Hiroko Karuno. Currently she is producing handwoven textiles and is an Adjunct Instructor at Nagoya University of Arts and Kyoto University of Art and Design.


To apply, please contact us using our inquiry form or by email (kts(at)kawashima-textile-school.jp), and we will send you the application form. Please fill it in and send it back to us by Apr. 12(Tue.).

Please let us know if you would like to stay at our dormitory during the course.

Check-in: May 2(Mon.)

Please do not cancel. We may charge you a cancellation service fee.