Festive Beginners' Papercutting Workshop, Colchester, Mon 14 Nov 2016

November 09, 2016  •  1 Comment

Lois Cordelia leads this paper-cutting workshop, ideal for beginners, with an optional festive Winter and Christmas theme. The workshop begins with a brief but richly illustrated 'world tour': an introduction to diverse paper-cutting traditions from around the globe. Using a surgical scalpel and cutting mat, Lois will then demonstrate step-by-step the basic techniques of knife paper-cutting, before introducing a range of simple templates. Feel free to bring some of your own visual references, if you wish, or come along on the day and cut freestyle and be inspired by a wide range of cut-paper styles, motifs, designs, patterns and imagery from around the globe. This workshop is ideal for beginners, as for those who may have dabbled in paper-cutting and want some guidance. Paper-cutting can be a beautiful addition to other craft activities, including scrap-booking, card making and stencilling.

To book places: please contact Tindalls Colchester.
Tel: 0330 223 3390. Email[email protected] or via the website:


Cost: £35.
Date: Monday 14th November 2016.
Venue: Tindalls, 25 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN.
The workshop runs 10.00 am till 4.00 pm. Registration is at 9.45am at the front desk downstairs. Morning and afternoon tea and coffee are provided, please bring a packed lunch if you wish or there are several good cafes locally. All materials needed for the day are provided. Everyone attending a workshop will receive generous discounts on all purchases on the day - some exclusions may apply.


The Proud Stag (a)The Proud Stag (a)
Love in a MistLove in a MistLove in a Mist (Nigella / Junger im Gruenen)
Scalpel paper-cut
July 2015

This design is the inspiration for Marion Hartmann's German poem, "Blaue Blume" ("Blue Flower", August 2015, copyright Marion Hartmann; reproduced with kind permission from the author):

Blaue Blume

Blaue Blume des Vergessens,
weiter Himmel spiegelt sich,
endlos ferne Meeresflächen,
auch das Eis im Mondenlicht!

Blauer Engel, Deine Flügel,
sind aus Poesie gewoben,
Du umgarnst des Künstlers Hände,
zu Ehren Deines Schöpfers droben.

Nur er vermag Dich festzuhalten,
gebannter Augenblick der Zeit,
aus einem kurzen Stirb und Werde,
entsteht ein Bild der Ewigkeit.

Nur er vermag Dich zu erheben,
im Glanze seiner Seelenkraft,
mit der er aus profanem Leben,
ein wahrhaft Göttliches erschafft!

(Marion Hartmann/ künstlerisches Werk: Lois Cordelia)


Kate Eden
Thank you so much for the most relaxing day, really enjoyed being introduced to paper cutting. Looking forward to next month.
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