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Johnny Tromboukis

Workshop - Kumiko Basics - July 20, 2024

Regular price $95.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $95.00 USD

Class Description:

In this 4-hour class you will learn how to make the kaku asanoha pattern using traditional kumiko techniques. Translated to “square hemp leaf,” asanoha is the most popular pattern in Japan and is connected to the idea of growth. You will start with basswood strips and go through the process of cutting accurate half lap joints to make a grid. Then, use kumiko jigs to cut bevels and assemble the asanoha pattern. We will use a table saw and some hand tools in this class. Some woodworking experience is recommended but not required.

Kumiko is the delicate, geometric lattice work 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.

Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 12 pm - 4 pm

Workshop Cost: $95.00
Included in Cost:
$80.00 instruction/studio time and $15.00 materials fee
Members receive 10% discount applied at checkout!

Instructor: Johnny Tromboukis, JT Wood Works

Tools Used: Table Saw, Japanese Pull Saw, Chisels

Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced! Some woodworking experience is helpful, but not necessary. 

Location: Main Street Studio, 786 Charlton Road, Charlton NY 12019

Maximum class size: 8 students