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Heartwood Creative Workshop, 1A, Building A, 10 Carrington Road
Marrickville NSW 2204


Woodwork classes in Sydney at Heartwood Creative Woodworking. Learn traditional woodwork skills with Stuart Faulkner and our talented team. Focus on traditional woodwork hand skills. Create beautiful objects in wood. Beginners to advanced. Small class sizes.  Woodworking classes - evenings, weekends and short courses.

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Kumiko in Sydney with Des King at Heartwood Creative. All tools and kumiko cutting jigs provided. Comfortable well equipped, air conditioned workshop. Short courses in woodworking and furniture making, Sydney.

Kumiko with Des King

5th & 6th October, 2019 - places available!

2 Day Course - no experience required!

Kumiko is the traditional Japanese craft of cutting and fitting timber pieces together to create beautiful, intricate lattice work. In the past, panels were used in shoji screens and doors, each design having its own meaning. In a contemporary setting kumiko panels can be seen in boxes, enhancing cabinets or simply framed as a stand-alone piece, admired for its own beauty.

Now, Sydneysider’s can learn the secrets to crafting Kumiko panels from Australia’s foremost expert, Des King. We’re bringing Des down from sunny Queensland so that he can share his knowledge with those of us south of the border.

Des is the author of 4 books on the subject of Kumiko so this is a rare opportunity to join a small group workshop and immerse yourself in all things kumiko.

This two-day workshop is suitable for all levels, from beginners to those fascinated with learning this wonderful art.

Participants will undertake one “kumiko” piece consisting of two square ‘as-no-ha’ patterns enclosed by twin ‘kumiko’ and a ‘tsukeko’ frame. And of course, Des will explain everything you’ll need to know about marking out and cutting gap free joints, because in traditional kumiko, the parts are tensioned together not glued.

Days: 5th & 6th October, 2019

Time: 9am - 5pm

Price: $720 per person (incl GST)

Deposit: $330 to secure your spot!

Group: Small group limited to 10 participants

Assistant: Stuart Faulkner will be assisting Des


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  • 1 x story stick and 3 x kumiko cutting jigs of various angles, yours to keep (to make further patterns of different sizes)

  • all materials and equipment to make your own kumiko panel

  • notes and hand outs written by Des

  • refreshments

  • a healthy lunch daily

* additional parts to make more kumiko panels available for purchase on the day

What to wear: Sturdy closed in footwear

Gift certificate available