10 Apr

A Fun Workshop at The Paper Place

I was in Toronto last week visiting family, and I’d also arranged to teach a paper cutting workshop mid-week at The Paper Place. It was an enjoyable evening of talking about paper cutting, knives, and paper, all in one of the best paper goods stores I’ve had the pleasure to visit. I did not manage to take many photos during the evening, and I wish I’d taken a few of my students work in progress.

Paper cutting workshop

Paper cutting workshop

I did two activities during the workshop, one on kirigami and the other on pattern paper cuts with templates. The photos here were taken during the kirigami portion of the evening, as we worked with lots of lovely colourful paper. I’m so glad I decided to teach a workshop while I was in Toronto because it was a terrific experience.

I went back to the store a few days later and bought a selection of Gampi, Kozo, and other Japanese papers to test out and hopefully create beautiful new work with it.

© Rachael Ashe