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Learn suminagashi

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My next workshop for 2023

On Saturday October 14th, 10 - 4 at Birches Farm Nature Reserve near Kington, Herefordshire.

Starting at 10 a.m. with coffee and a look at the history of suminagashi and what you need to get started. There will be demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to unleash your creativity

and to ask questions! The aim is to help you acquire the necessary skills to create your

own designs at home with an understanding of the materials, tools and process.

Take home many sheets of paper covered in suminagashi for use in bookbinding

and other paper arts.

£90 includes tuition, all materials and hot drinks & cake!

Please contact me to book.


This is a short video about a workshop I ran in Bristol in 2022.


Some kind words from workshop attendees.

Hello Sarah, Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable day, meeting up with like minded people and learning a new skill. The thing that struck me the most, was how quickly we were able to produce an intricate piece of art we could all be proud of. Personally, I found the process of creating the designs and printing the papers very therapeutic and exciting. Certainly a great stress buster. Thank you again. Best wishes   


'... it was wonderful. Very informative, with a perfect balance

of instruction and practical freedom'

Ruth (Rugby)

'A day of discovery and delight'

Jane  (Bishops Castle)

I found the tuition useful- you gave just enough information so that my imagination was able to flow. You didn't hinder my creative process but rather gave just enough technique to begin my relationship with water printing. You spoke about the Japanese idea of 'less is more' and this invoked in me an absorbing inquiry into mindfulness, the breath and the experience of 'flow' that can easily be achieved through Suminagashi.

Peta (Bishops Castle)


Sarah has thought of everything to enable you to learn and enjoy this magical process, a brilliant workshop!

Sophie (Bristol)

 If you are interested in coming along to one of my future

courses, do contact me and I will add you to my mailing list.

If you can't wait to get started or like the idea of a suminagashi  starter kit for

a Christmas present or birthday gift, click here to buy my carefully selected

'box of suminagashi' on the Yodomo site.

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