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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

sorry this course is currently waitlist only

2 Day Course - no experience required!
- this course is currently waitlist only, but please contact us (below) if you would like to be added to the waitlist or are interested in future courses with Des

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 it’s 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: 2nd & 3rd February, 2019

Price: $660 per person (incl GST)

Deposit: $330 to secure your spot!

Group: Small group limited to 8 participants


Kumiko with Des King
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  • 4 x kumiko cutting jigs of various sizes, yours to keep
    (an essential component for success)

  • all materials and equipment to make your own kumiko panel

  • notes and hand outs written by Des

  • refreshments

  • a healthy lunch daily

* tools used during the course will be availabe for purchase

What to wear: Sturdy closed in footwear

Gift certificate available