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Paper Crafts for Beginners

Our Papercraft mini retreats give students a relaxing few hours to focus on doing something fun and creative far away from the stresses and strains of daily life. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a craft addict, you’ll always leave a class with something fabulous you’ve made yourself along with the skills and inspiration to keep creating.

who’s it for?

From complete beginners who have never crafted before to home taught paper crafters wanting expert tuition and guidance.

what will I learn?

Each mini retreat you will create a number of crafted items like a card, a seasonal decoration or picture.

Examples for the classes include:

Simple stamping techniques

Modern watercolouring

Heat embossing Gift boxes & bags

what do I need to bring?

Enthusiasm and passion to learn! although as we won’t be sharing tools there will be a small list of things you should bring yourself, including paper scissors. This will be provided on booking.

what can I expect?

Paper Blooms : Papercraft Mini Retreat 10th July

In this Papercraft mini retreat we will be creating a flourishing floral display of paper flowers. You will be shown how to create a range of different flowers and you can select your own colour scheme. Attached to a wooden plaque, these paper flowers will brighten any room. You will also be shown how to attach your paper posies to a wire stem to display them in a small vase as well, then your flowers will last forever.

Stationery Set : Papercraft Mini Retreat 11th September

For anyone who loves stationery and an organised desk, this is the perfect project for you. In the session you will decorate a notebook, post it note holder, mimi jotter, tag set and desk calendar, all coordinating in your choice of beautiful papers. The class includes a full pack of 12 papers so you’ll have loads left over to take home and use on other projects. If you have your own paper trimmer, please bring it along, or we can provide one for you to use – just let us know!


meet the tutor

 Kylie is our Papercraft tutor [Click here to read Kylie’s bio]

when are the classes?

Every second Saturday of the month, 10am-12.30pm.

The dates are; 10th July, 11th September, 9th October, 13th November, 11th December 2021

how much does it cost?

 £45 (including all materials) for one Papercraft mini retreat payable in advance [Click here to view the booking information / terms and conditions]

how to book?


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Send an enquiry about this course

where is it?

The Beginners Papercraft mini retreats are held at The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. [Click here to view the map and contact details] For more information email