By PPA President Dinah Beeston
Primrose Paper Arts opened their doors on Sunday as part of the North Sydney Children’s Festival satellite program.
Our members shared the following activities with the children and adults who visited us and they all went away with something to show:
- papermaking using recycled paper pulp
- sun dyeing paper using special inks and various objects
- orizomegami where paper is folded and then dyed to produce a pattern when the paper is unfolded
- origami where they folded paper to make things such as bats
- beads using paper for necklaces and bracelets
- simple books where the covers were made from the free postcards that are available in cafes
About 40 – 50 people visited the studio and both children and parents joined in and all seemed to have a great time if the smiles were any indication. Our members were very happy to share the activities and the studio facilities with them all and also had a lovely day. The inclement weather in the afternoon made the sun dyeing a bit difficult but we were very lucky that it didn’t start raining until we closed our doors at the end of the day.
Thank you very much to North Sydney Council for the opportunity to participate in the Children’s Festival.