This is a two day, online class hosted on Google Meet. Class is limited to 8 students.
Please read before registering for class.
Registration will close on June 13th.
Date: June 22nd & 23rd, 2023
Time: 7pm - 9pm EST - Total 4 hrs
Class Price: $315 (includes some tools and supplies, listed below)
Included in class price & you will receive in the mail prior to class
- THREE Kumiko jigs (22.5º, 45º, and 67.5º)
- Half lap cutting jig
- Basswood strips
This class requires several jigs and tools that are listed below.
If you already have the kumiko jigs, enter discount code "havejigs" for $95 OFF. By entering this code, you will NOT receive the kumiko jigs, but you will receive the half lap cutting jig and basswood strips.
What is kumiko?
Kumiko is the delicate, geometric latticework that is traditionally found in shoji screens. It originated in Japan during the Asuka era (600-700 AD). The patterns are made by carefully cutting bevels and fitting small strips of wood together without the need for glue. There are hundreds of designs that range from simple and rectangular to very complex and intricate.
What will this class will cover?
In this class you will learn how to make the asanoha pattern (pictured below). Translated to “hemp leaf”, asanoha is the most popular pattern in Japan and it is connected to the ideas of growth. You will start with basswood strips and go through the process of cutting accurate half lap joints to make a grid. Then, you will use kumiko jigs to cut bevels and assemble the asanoha pattern.
Tools not provided (links are examples)