I had a trip up to Lincoln last week, and visited the new(ish) Rock + Paper + Scissors cafe and "crafterie".
Rock + Paper + Scissors sell a selection of lovely products and books (lots of familiar names in there!), make beautiful cakes, and run craft workshops. I took my Mum along one evening to their paper craft session.
The session involved repurposing old books and reminded me of the many wonderful pieces I saw when I exhibited at Turn the Page last year. It was the first time that either of us had ripped a book apart (which initially horrified my Mum, but she was soon tearing away with everyone else!) and I was pleased to hear that all the books we worked with came from the recycling pile at a local charity shop - so they were never going to be read again - I spent some time trying to work out what my book was about, then gave up and set to work.
The first of my two "sculptures". My Mum made a rather wonderful hanging (I failed to get a decent picture of it finished, but here's a work in progress):
We had a really fun evening, and ate some very nice cake! I found the folding process quite therapeutic and would like to have another go sometime (although my husband was less than impressed that I brought a couple of "dust traps" home....Hmmm).
Rock + Paper + Scissors run all sorts of different workshops including:
Upcycle chairs on Thursday 15 May;
Learn to sew on Saturday 17 May; and
Sew a party clutch on Tuesday 20 May - find out more here.