Matt Kenney 1-day Masterclass

Kumiko Masterclass

Thursday 18th October

About the masterclass


Kumiko is the traditional Japanese art of wooden latticework. Join Matt Kenney as he demonstrates and teaches participants the techniques at the heart of this beautiful and sensitive craft.

During this masterclass participants will make two completed Kumiko panels and a set of jigs for cutting joinery on infill pieces to takeaway so they will be able to make their own panels at home. The techniques learned may be applied to a wide range of designs.

The core purpose of this class is to show the students accurate, efficient, and repeatable techniques for fabricating Kumiko panels. They’ll learn how to make both a square and a diamond frame, as well as how to size and cut joinery for the infill pattern pieces. It’s a great foundation for learning other patterns and styles of Kumiko. Matt’s approach to Kumiko takes the mystery out of the process, and opens the art of Kumiko to woodworkers of all skill levels.

The group will also discuss the theory behind designing a frame and how the infill pieces go together. There will be some discussion and demonstration of how to cut the frame parts with a tablesaw. This will include an explanation of how to ensure that the frame ends up with accurate squares or diamonds, so that fitting infill pieces is a matter of making numerous identical parts rather than having to fit one piece at a time – even with each piece being slightly different from the others. The group will also discuss paring technique so that the joinery cut for infill pieces is clean and accurate.

This course is perfect for anyone wishing to understand Kumiko techniques, and add this highly decorative craft to their repertoire. It is suitable for beginners through to professional woodworker – only 14 places available so book your place today.

Your ticket includes:

  • All equipment and materials required to complete the course
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on the day
  • Entry to one evening of Yarns at the Q
  • Entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace

The Matt Kenney 1 Day masterclass will be held in Workshop 3 at the Dunstone Design Workshops Unit 3/5 Aurora Place, Queanbeyan, NSW, on Thursday the 18th of October 2018.

Included in your ticket price is entry to one evening of Yarns at the Q and entry on both days to the Wood Dust Timber and Tool marketplace at the Bungendore showgrounds.

All materials, meals and equipment are provided. The day starts at 9.00am sharp and concludes at 5.00pm. Morning and afternoon tea served at 11.00am and 3.00pm respectively. BBQ lunch served at 12.30pm for 1 hour. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Students to wear sturdy clothing, covered shoes and bring their own personal eye and hearing protection equipment. Please arrive 30 minutes early on Thursday the 18th for registration and induction.

Once you purchase your 1-day Masterclass ticket you will receive within 24 hours an email from our sales department confirming your purchase and to confirm which Yarn at the Q evening you would like to attend. Your ticket to the evening Yarn and entry to the Wood Dust Timber and Tool Marketplace will follow. For further information email us at

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