my to do list is getting smaller \ ^_^ /
was able after much woe to source funori locally and buy on line. the delivery costs verged on the outrage and i almost had to send them my fingerprints. but it was at my door the day after. trade-offs,trade-offs.
now i need to make the sauce for sizing my silk warp chains.
recipe as per bryan-san:
I use a cup of Japanese white rice boiled in a litre of water then strained. (keep the milky water throw away the rice or make soup from it.) I crush a few walnuts with a wooden mallet in a piece of cloth and milk out the oil into the rice water. I melt a ten centimeter piece of funori for 500 grams of silk in two cups of water and strain out the yucky stuff through a handkerchief. Mix this into the rice/walnut oil water and put the silk in for one minute and gently squeeze out most of the water.