joyful papercutting workshops and templates - est. 2010

Full Day Papercut Workshop Saturday 22nd June 10.30-4.30


Get ready for a new hobby! Come and spend a wonderfully fun and relaxing full day papercut workshop learning the ways of the scalpel with award-winning apercut artist and author Kyleigh Orlebar. You’ll create a gorgeous papercut to be proud of from a choice of exclusive and gorgeous template designs. You might even cut two designs – or spend the day cutting a beautiful family tree or wedding tree designed exclusively for you. Loads more information below – a wonderful day awaits!


Availability: 3 in stock

What will you cut at your papercut workshop?

With  over 40 exclusive papercut templates to choose from at your papercut workshop, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Alternatively you can cut your own personalised family tree or wedding/anniversary tree. You give me up to 6 names, (or two names and a date for a wedding tree) and I’ll design it and send you a JPG to approve and your personalised family tree template will be ready and waiting for you to cut on the workshop day. Simply add the tree you’d like to cut at the checkout or contact me after booking if you change your mind and want to add it later.

What happens next?

On ordering you’ll receive an automated email, a few days later I’ll send you an email with directions to Walford Mill and where to park etc. If you’ve ordered a family tree template to cut on the day, then I’ll design this ahead of time and email you a JPG a few days before the papercut workshop date to make sure you’re happy with the design you’ll be cutting. If you don’t add a tree design then you’ll be choosing your template on the day from a wide range of beautiful templates.

What to expect at the papercut workshop

My papercut workshops are held in the bright and airy education space at the wonderful Walford Mill Crafts in idyllic Wimborne in Dorset. Your workshop will start at 10.30am with a warm welcome over a cuppa and a biscuit before you’ll be introduced to two scalpels and begin cutting the first of three practice sheets (which get progressively more challenging!). We break for lunch at 1.30pm – a picnic lunch is provided from Little Pickle at The Mill cafe.

You’ll be invited to choose from over 40 gorgeous papercut designs and we’ll spend the rest of the afternoon happily cutting a template of your choice, stopping only for afternoon tea and a biscuit. Then it’s back to your chair to spend the rest of the workshop happily lost in the relaxing art of papercutting. I promise you, you won’t want to stop.

If you happen to finish cutting your template during our workshop, then depending on the size of the template you chose there are some frames available to buy. you can leave your papercut with m to frame for you which you can collect later the following week. Ask me if you’re interested in a frame and I can run through the choices during the workshop.

Our day ends at 4.30pm where you’ll be given a folder to take home with print outs of what we learned and also 2 more templates of your choice to keep up your papercutting in your own time. You are welcome to take a walk through the mill to my open studio where I have various scalpel kits, cutting mats, swivel scalpels and my new papercutting book for sale.

Lunch choices

Sandwich choice –  ham, tomato and mayo  / cheese, chutney and leaves / egg mayo and salad / falafel salad and hummus. You also get crisps or olives, a slice of cake and a bottle of soft drink. You’ll be emailed your lunch choices after booking and your lunch will be waiting for you at 1.30pm. Lovely!

Can I come on my own?

Absolutely! I will keep the conversation flowing and make sure you’re not alone even if you arrive on your own and don’t know anyone else. We arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Let me know if you are anxious and I’ll make sure to seat you next to me so you’re not alone.

Can I buy the tools from you?

Absolutely! If you have fallen for the relaxing charms of papercutting, you’ll find everything you need in my studio within Walford Mill to keep your new obsession going. Find me by the first entrance on the ground floor. You’ll find scalpel sets, Fiskars swivel scalpels, A4 cutting mats as well as a selection of templates, ‘Workshop-in-a-box’ kits and my new book ‘Papercutting Tips and Techniques”.

How many people will be at the papercut workshop?

The education space at Walford Mill can comfortably seat 10 so there will only ever be a maximum of 9 people plus me.

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