Paper-Cutting Workshops with Lois Cordelia
"So relaxing - I never noticed the time passing!"
Welcome to the magical world of paper-cutting.
Learn about the history of paper-cutting traditions from all over the world, and then create your own paper-cut design, either freestyling (i.e. "doodling" with your scalpel), or using a template for guidance. We will focus on using a scalpel, but other cutting tools (scissors, pattern shears, hole punches, piercing tools, etc will also be available.) Optional themes include festive, floral, butterflies, Halloween, lettering, and so on. Paper-cutting can be a beautiful addition to other art and craft activities, including screen-printing, embroidery, scrap-booking, card making and stencilling.
N.B. Workshop prices vary (e.g. some include a homemade lunch) - please click relevant links to see current prices for each workshop venue - many thanks!
Sat 3rd Mar 2018 - Beginner's Papercutting, Tindalls COLCHESTER
Thu 19th Apr 2018 - Beginner's Papercutting, Tindalls ELY
Fri 20th Apr 2018 - Beginner's Papercutting, Warner Textiles Archive, BRAINTREE
Sat 19th May 2018 - Beginner's Papercutting, Tindalls CAMBRIDGE
Tue 28th Aug 2018 - Beginner's Papercutting: Butterflies & Dragonflies, Tindalls ELY
Sat 10th Nov 2018 - Beginner's Festive Papercutting, Tindalls CAMBRIDGE
Sat 17th Nov 2018 - Beginner's Papercutting, Tindalls NEWMARKET
Sat 24th Nov 2018 - Beginner's Festive Papercutting, Old Bank Studios, HARWICH
To set our workshop in context, we begin with a richly illustrated 'world tour' of paper-cutting traditions from China and Japan, through Europe, to Mexico. Using a surgical scalpel, Lois will then demonstrate the basic techniques of knife paper-cutting before introducing a range of templates. Optional themes include festive, floral, butterflies, lettering, Halloween, and so on. We will focus on the use of a scalpel, though other cutting tools will also be available to experiment with, including scissors, pattern shears, hole punches, piercing tools, and so on.
Feel free to bring some of your own references, or come along on the day and be inspired by cut-paper motifs, designs and imagery from around the globe. This workshop is ideal for beginners, as for those who have dabbled in paper-cutting and want some guidance. Paper-cutting can be a beautiful addition to other art and craft activities, including screen-printing, embroidery, collage, scrap-booking, card making and stencilling.