Monday, May 21, 2012

Technology & worksheets ....

During my time in Korea I attended several weekly hanji workshops that lasted from around 10 weeks up to 6 months in length.

When I went to make anything the instructions were all in Korean and I relied heavily on my Korean friends to translate and to pass on  the directions of the teacher.

Over the past 10 years I've developed a variety of worksheets on how to make a box, lamps and small cupboards. Each was a page or two long with a small picture and some very broad steps for instructions. 

Way back then  was  the time I was resistant to all things 'techie' and very new to using a computer.  I knew very  little about where to start, the software available and it was quite difficult  to produce the results I wanted. 

My, how things have changed !!!

I love technology these days and love to keep up with the latest gadgets and programs, when time permits.

I've received many emails over the last few months asking for more instructions in English so I've been working on putting together some  comprehensive English instructions on how to make different hanji articles. You'll be pleased to know that my computer skills have improved somewhat over the years.

It's been fun working on, constructing, photographing and writing up how I made this 3 D box (3D is just my description of it).  It's one of the easiest things to make with just 5 pieces.  The box was made in the colours and designs that appeal to me but you can be as creative as you like. 


The worksheets now  have about 5 pages and include:

 1) Materials needed for the project
      (once you have these you can do many different projects)
 2)  Instructions and sizes for cutting out the cardboard 
 3) Cutout designs to go on the box 
 4) Step by step instructions with photographs, of how to made it.

Here's a sample:
 

I'll soon have a place on the blog where you can buy them for a small fee and I'll be expanding the worksheets available over the next few months so if you like the idea of doing Hanji and you're wanting to try your hand at this craft this could be a way of doing it.

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