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Floating ink on water to make suminagashi patterns.
Tools and instructions from the suminagashi starter kit.
The tools and materials included in the suminagashi starter kit by Sarah Amatt.
Contents of the suminagashi starter box plus some examples of projects to make with the Japanese marbled paper.
Japanese marbling (suminagashi) starter kit with tools, materials and instructions.
Suminagashi starter kit with instructions, tools and materials to start creating Japanese marbling.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Floating ink on water to make suminagashi patterns.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Tools and instructions from the suminagashi starter kit.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, The tools and materials included in the suminagashi starter kit by Sarah Amatt.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Contents of the suminagashi starter box plus some examples of projects to make with the Japanese marbled paper.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Japanese marbling (suminagashi) starter kit with tools, materials and instructions.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Suminagashi starter kit with instructions, tools and materials to start creating Japanese marbling.

Suminagashi starter kit.

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  • Level: Easy
  • Make in 1-2 Hours
  • Paper Craft
  • Price: £50 - £100
  • Type: Kit with Instructions

This kit provides you with the tools and materials to help you start creating pieces of Japanese paper marbling.

The art of floating ink on water to make beautiful designs can be traced back to the 12th century. Its origins are a mystery; some sources believe it came from China, possibly discovered by some unknown calligrapher as they dipped their inky brush into water. It is also said to have been a type of divination game at the Imperial Japanese court.

This form of paper marbling is simple and you don’t need artistic skill or training to achieve some lovely patterns. It can also be quite meditative, making for an absorbing craft for any age. The resulting decorated papers can be used for many different projects such as bookbinding or origami.

What's in the kit?

This kit contains:
  • 2 x Japanese calligraphy brushes
  • 2 x ceramic ink bowls
  • 2 x driftwood brush rests
  • Bottle of black, Japanese calligraphy ink (sumi)
  • 1 large sheet of washi (Japanese paper) and 4 pieces of western paper (printing paper).
  • Fan
  • Paper straw
  • Dropper
  • Hand stitched booklet of notes to help get you creating

How this course is taught?

Detailed booklet of notes including a link to a brief demonstration video.

What else do I need?

  • Book or board to press the paper under.
  • A trough. Any waterproof container will do – a plastic storage box, a baking tray or a (new!) cat litter tray - it needn’t be expensive.
  • Teaspoon
  • A washing line or piece of string and pegs to hang your papers to dry. Alternatively, a clothes horse to drape the wet paper over to dry
  • Liquid soap – washing up liquid for example.
  • A lidded jam jar.
  • Newspaper
  • Apron or old clothes
  • Cocktail stick
  • A hair!

Delivery info

Shipping is free and kits will be delivered by the course instructor via first class signed for  Royal Mail.

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