Bring your mom or the favorite woman in your life to Shofuso for a one of a kind after-hours experience! Sip mimosas on our veranda while taking in the beautiful views, take a private tour of the house, and create a beautiful suminagashi silk scarf to commemorate the experience.
Suminagashi or floating ink is a marbling technique that dates back to the 12th century in Japan. Pigment is added to a vat of water and manipulated to make beautiful organic designs and patterns. Each scarf created will be a one of a kind work of art.
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Meet The Artist: Richard Aldorasi
As an international jazz musician, the exposure to several folk arts directed his attention to the visual arts and in 1989 he founded the Philadelphia Handmade Paper Company / World Art Project.
He has since continually conducted hands-on programs and workshops in papermaking, Turkish (ebru) and Japanese Suminagashi marbling. As a working artist for over 40 years, his talents go unsurpassed in
handmade paper and silk marbling.
For more information, please visit Richard’s website, createyourownsilkscarf.com.