2022WKSP-10 An Exploration of Japanese Papers

  • 21 Sep 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online using Zoom
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Presenter: Sigrid Blohm, The Japanese Paper Place

Location: ONLINE using Zoom

Length of workshop: 1 Evening, 1.5 hours

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Hours: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern time zone (Toronto/NY Time)

Workshop fee: $85 members / $145 non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Sample kit & shipping fee: Included in course fee if participant is in the Canada or USA

Prerequisites: None

Registration closes Monday, August 8, 2022, 11:59 PM

Japanese paper – washi – comes in a large range of weights, textures, colours and patterns that are a great resource for book artists. But can you use them for something other than Japanese-style binding? Yes, you can! To illustrate the myriad ways washi can be used for book arts, Sigrid will show and discuss works from the collection of The Japanese Paper Place.

After being inspired by how various makers have used washi, we will go through the sample package together to learn about the characteristics of the various papers in it, and how you might use them yourself.


Sigrid Blohm is an artist, dyer, maker, instructor, canoeist, camper, and long-time employee of The Japanese Paper Place. A former CBBAG board member, Sigrid has a special understanding of the specific needs of bookbinders and how Japanese paper can be used in the creation of artist books. She is The JPP’s resident paper expert and a veritable fount of knowledge about all things washi related.


The workshop fee covers the paper sample kit and shipping. Shipping is limited to Canada and the USA. The sample kit will include a generous variety of decorative Japanese papers all sized 8.5 x 11 or smaller.

In order for this workshop to run, it requires a minimum of twenty-four (24) participants to register. 

There is a short window for registration to allow kits to be prepared and shipped, so please register now! 

Anyone interested in the registering for the workshop outside of Canada or the US must contact workshop@cbbag.ca PRIOR to registration because there might be additional shipping costs.

This presentation will be recorded and posted to the CBBAG youtube channel. CBBAG encourages members to attend the live session so as to benefit from the Q&A portion.

Liz Menard will be presenting a talk on Oct 19, 2022, called Paper, Ink, Story: The artist’s book process.” This talk is designed to complement this workshop as Liz willspecifically being looking at the use of Japanese papers in her work and her process. Registration for Liz’spresentation is free for CBBAG members.

Online Workshop Process:

Materials should be prepared in advance of the workshop to the specifications which will allow participants to take the best advantage of the live format. Please review the technical requirements below prior to registration to be sure you can participate. Questions should be directed to workshop@cbbag.ca

Technical requirements for participation:

·       Access to the internet and to the Zoom application

·       Screen large enough to follow instructor’s video feed (cell phone is not ideal)

·       Microphone or Headset / Webcam

·       How to join a zoom meeting information https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193

Participant-requested cancellations will be accepted up to 3 days prior to the published cut-off date for registration and will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee (a minimum of $5). After that, the full fee will be forfeited. In the event of the workshop being cancelled by CBBAG, the workshop fee will be fully refunded. Membership fees included in the non-member fee above are not refundable.

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