Suminagashi: Japanese paper marbling

Suminagashi: Japanese paper marbling
Member: Sarah Amatt
Introduction to Suminagashi (Japanese paper marbling)

Course Overview

Please note this workshop is now sold out.
Creating suminagashi or Japanese paper marbling is simple and absorbing with no prior knowledge or ‘artistic’ skill needed. Just bring along your curiosity and the desire to have a go!
Suminagashi, or Japanese paper marbling, is the oldest form of marbling dating back to the 12th century. The workshops I teach are designed to help you acquire the necessary skills to create your own designs at home with an understanding of the materials, tools and process. There will be demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to unleash your creativity and to ask questions! Take home many sheets of paper covered in suminagashi for use in bookbinding and other paper arts.


  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


£97 for the day


10am - 4pm

Booking Info

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“The venue for the workshop was excellent - everything was nicely to hand. All the materials that could possibly be needed for the workshop were provided by Sarah, whose teaching was brilliant. All the instructions were clear and easily understood....... It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, with plenty of completed designs to take home for future use with calligraphy, making cards or little books, or just framing by themselves as a unique piece of art - the refreshments provided were very tasty too!”
Felicity Burchnall
“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. ”
Janet Sheffield
“A day of discovery and delight, the Suminagashi workshop was engrossing, intoxicating and uplifting on so many levels…” ”
Jane Pickett
“Sarah’s teaching was wonderfully calm and intuitive. Her quiet enthusiasm and wisdom about Suminagashi was very inspiring, showing us that each and every print we made was completely unique, which was enlightening to realise.”
Liz Pyman