Washi lovers come from all walks of life. Guest Crafter Marvin Miyoshi is a Radiology IT specialist who works at the Stanford Hospital. He used his childhood origami skills to create a string of chiyogami balloon-lantern lights using The Rare Orchid's Windy Stream and Peaches and Cream washi patterns.

The natural mulberry fibers give washi translucent properties, perfect for projects involving light. The gentle light passing through the vibrant colors creates a unique look for Christmas.

About Marvin:

Marvin Miyoshi is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii and moved to the Bay Area to work at Stanford Hospital in 2013. When asked about what he loves about paper crafting, Marvin immediately says, "I love my cricut!" In addition to scrapbooking and card making, he enjoys cooking crafts, especially making "nerdy nummies."


Thank you Marvin for sharing your joy for paper. The Rare Orchid's Kickstarter campaign ends December 10. Help us reach our goal so we can bring more hand-crafted, one of a kind chiyogami designs to the United States. www.kickstarter.com/projects/tro/washi


  • December 09, 2014
  • Meredith Lee
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