Masu Box Online Workshop


Masu style boxes tied with a ribbon

Tue 20th Oct at 7pm

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Sy will be presenting our monthly craft workshop-tier class for Patreon Subscribers in October, via a Zoom video stream chat (details nearer the time via our Patreon page).

We will be making Masu boxes!  These were used in Japan to measure out things, and the process was passed from generation to generation.  The way we will be making them is kind of like “cheaty origami,” where we fold the paper, but also use scissors and glue.

Craft Workshop Tier and above, are you ready for the October online workshop? 

The details of which will be posted for tier 2 and above in due course but in the meantime here is everything you need to know plus the materials you will need to collect ahead of the workshop. 

Not on tier 2? Then why not sign up or upgrade your subscription to the Craft Workshop tier so that you too can join us for an evening of guided crafting.

Please note that if you are not subscribed to our Patreon at Tier 2 or above you will not be able to take part.

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In preparation for the workshop we have put together this quick guide of materials and equipment for you.

You will need:

  • Paper – Anything from ordinary printer paper to patterned paper, 120gsm or below so it’s easily foldable.
  • A quick reliable way to cut the paper into specifically sized squares, your choice.  I will be using a 12-inch paper trimmer but you could also use a metal ruler, craft knife and mat if you so choose.
  • A glue stick or dry adhesive roller.  If you must, you can use liquid PVA glue.
  • Scissors or a craft knife.
  • A bone folder might help if your paper is thicker than recommended.


I like to use plain paper so I can decorate the box.  If you wish to do this, you may want to bring the following:

Rubber Stamps and Ink, Markers, Coloured Pencils, even flat-back jewels and sequins if you’re adventurous!

Supply hunting:

It would be best to use what you already have at home, but if you really want to, you could pop down to The Range or somewhere similar and grab a convenient 6×6 inch pad of patterned paper.  If you do this, it will save you some cutting when we get going!  Paper like this can also be available in 8×8 inch.

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