Watch the workshop replay on YouTube.

Please bring the following tools & materials:
  • 8-1/2 x 11″ sheet of thin, translucent paper (for pleating)
  • 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of card stock (for the card base)
  • 1/4″ double-sided tape, glue with small applicator (1/8″ brush), or glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Awl
  • Cutting mat with grid
  • Ruler (see through if you have one)
Paper suggestions:
  • Make sure your paper for pleating is thin but has some body/stiffness (thai unryu is too flimsy). I used my handmade abaca for the pleating, but any thin Asian paper will work (washi, hanji, etc.). 
You will Learn:
  1. How to choose paper for a project: I will share specific paper recommendations with you, since this is one of the most common questions I get. It takes experience to develop a feel for paper, and we learn about paper qualities through the projects in The Paper Year.
  2. About some of my favorite tools.
  3. A really interesting way of pleating paper.
Find out more about The Paper Year:

The Paper Year is an annual subscription club – a year-long online class – featuring a new paper technique every month. Get inspired with video and written project instructions designed to spark ideas that keep you creating for the rest of the month; explore creative paper techniques, including origami, pop-ups, paper weaving, book arts, paper cutting and more; and join our growing community of paper lovers online to learn and share in a warm, encouraging, supportive, creative community. Learn more about The Paper Year.