Hapa Zome

 Japanese art translating literally as “leaf dye”

Here’s one way of using the Hapa Zome technique to create something Christmassy. Do you have any other ideas? Give them a go.

Find a nice juicy bracken leaf.

Place the leaf on a piece of paper and onto the cotton.

Fold the cotton over so it covers the leaf.

BASH the cotton until you start to see the juices from the leaf come through.

Peel back the cotton and the leaf to reveal your beautiful Hapa Zome.

Decorate with pens to make a beautiful handmade Christmas Card.

Feel free to search the woods for other leaves and flowers to bash.

Make as many or as few as you like!