Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hanji (Korean Papercrafting) Class #5

 When I walked into hanji last Thursday, I was greeted by a bunch of women, many more than the usual two or three that are in class when I'm there.  No one was working on anything and they looked like they had been waiting for me.  My teacher asked me if I wanted to go to one of their houses for coffee.  What a wonderful surprise.

The home I was going to was a Japanese woman who has lived in Korea for 13 years with her Japanese husband.  They told me she was richee.  She denied this but I'm assuming it's because she owned her own  house.  I had no idea that there were single family homes along the Paldumum wall.  Six of us piled in my teacher's car and it was a tight fit.  This is the entrance to her home.
 This is the view from her front door.  I loved the different rooflines.
 She was embarrassed by the size of her home and I'm sure she was comparing it to those in the U.S.  She had a small room which was the kitchen and the living room.  Our couch would not have fit in the home.  Then I'm assuming a bedroom and bathroom.  She had gorgeous hanji pieces that she had made throughout the room.  It was a wonderful time and everyone was concerned that I had enough to drink and eat which I did.  We were there for about an hour and then it was back to the hanji shop. 

Since we had been gone so long, I did a simple project which was two hand mirrors.  I can't wait to see them next week.

 I also got to pick up my business card holder.  She said it was for Rocketman and when he saw it, he LOVED it.  I'm also proud to say that I cut out the entire top decoration myself.  I'm definitely improving.


  1. The card holder is lovely and I really enjoy hearing about your hanji classes (along with all the other adventures you're having, of course). You must have such an engaging personality, Becky, that causes others to want to entertain you - that's so nice!

  2. Hi Ann! The Koreans I've met here really want me to love Korea and do all they can to keep it that way. They are very proud of their country.


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