Paper Secrets in Tasmania - a Hanji Making Weekend with Aimee Lee

 Photo: Aimee Lee

Photo: Aimee Lee

This workshop is now fully booked. Please contact via the email or phone number below if you would like to be placed on the wait list.

Aimee Lee is the leading scholar and practitioner of hanji (Korean paper) in the English-speaking world. 

On the 16th and 17th June, Aimee will lead a special workshop at Creative Paper in Burnie, Tasmania. The workshop will focus on Asian paper making techniques and Korean paper manipulation secrets. Students will learn how to process raw inner bark of the mulberry tree to make paper in the Korean tradition. 

In an exciting 'first', the cooking, rinsing, and beating steps will also be tested on native plants of Tasmania to experiment with new paper possibilities. 

The hands-on workshop will take place on the weekend following Burnie's 4th biennial wearable paper art competition, paper on skin. To tie in with the theme of 'wearability',  various aspects of joomchi, a method to texture and felt paper, will be covered. This simple and versatile technique transforms hanji into substrates that can be as tough as leather or as supple as silk, useful in textiles, fashion, sculpture, and design. 

Aimee will be assisted by Creative Paper's long-term resident paper maker, Darren Simpson. The class is open to all levels of experience and to anyone interested in the vast potential of handmade paper. Not suitable for children.

Workshop Details

Dates: 16th and 17th June, 2018.  Times: 10am - 4pm.  Location - Creative Paper Tasmania, 2 Bass Highway, Parklands (Makers' Workshop) 

Cost $250.  All materials supplied. Deposit required.

Numbers strictly limited. Register now to avoid missing out! Download enrolment form via link below.

ENQUIRIES - Pam Thorne +61 429 029 671   Email:


"Paper asserts its own personality as a chameleon and a wonder, and matches my own tenacity in a lifelong process of testing its limits." Aimee Lee


"The way that you keep tradition alive is to keep evolving it". Aimee Lee



This project was made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund and was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.

 Photo Credit: Stefan Hagen

Photo Credit: Stefan Hagen