Katie Chaplin

Japanese Craft Workshops


photo of katieI am a textile artist specialising in Japanese arts, crafts and culture. My paintings on silk are in the style of Japanese woodblock prints, but with a unique, modern twist. I also produce jewellery using vintage and modern kimono fabrics to a traditional Japanese design, and my hand dyed silk scarves are always popular.

My business, Japan Crafts, is a source of authentic papers, fabrics, glues etc and I have also produced a range of craft kits with easy to follow instructions in English.

I regularly give talks and workshops throughout the UK to groups such as WIs, Embroiderers' Guilds, Luncheon Clubs and art groups; these are a perfect opportunity to learn something new about another culture.

Talks include

Kimono, Costume of Japan
The Japanese Tea Ceremony (can be combined with other talks)
The Geisha of Kyoto
'Seeing Dreams', My Experiences in Japan

Workshops include

Silk Painting
Shibori Silk Scarf
Gift Wrapping with Silk
Origami (including fabric origami)
Japanese Beadwork
Mizuhiki Knots


I will travel to your venue which can be anywhere from a friend's dining room to a village hall! £35 tuition per 2 hour workshop, plus materials (variable) and travel. Minimum 8 students, maximum 20. Individual/small group tuition is available on request at £150 per day plus materials and travel. Intensive/residential workshops occasionally available in a beautiful North Yorkshire studio, please check my website for details.

Contact information

Katie Chaplin
49 Oak Tree Avenue
Catterick Garrison
North Yorkshire

01748 836633


Read Katie's article on Kimono - Japan's National Costume...

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