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North Country Shifu, lecture

  • University of Washington Odegaard Undergraduate Library 4060 George Washington Lane Northeast Seattle, WA 98195 USA (map)

Velma will discuss her journey into the gentle art of shifu: spinning and weaving paper thread. Shifu is made from fine handmade paper, traditionally kozo fiber, that is folded and cut into narrow continuous strips, spun into thread called kami-ito and woven into cloth. The technique can be adapted to applications bridging the textile, paper and book arts. To accompany her presentation, Velma will bring a plethora of samples, including artists’ books and textiles.