Primrose in the South: Paper revelry

By PPA member Dinah Beeston

A small but enthusiastic group gathered at The Cubby House at Oyster Bay for a day of paper revelry.

Our first challenge was to make a star from one sheet of paper with no gluing.  A few folds later and there they were.

Above left: Kaye’s stars  Above right: Nerida’s box book and star

Once they were made there was discussion on what they could be used for – wrapping for a chocolate or money or some other small present, cards, place names on the table, name tags, etc.

Betty had brought a lovely little box with folded strips inside that reminded us of a Jack in the Box.

She quickly drew up the measurements for the box and took us through the steps to make it – again one sheet of paper (cut into two) and no gluing.  You could also use Christmas cards to make very decorative boxes, or use card and then cover it, paint it, or decorate it with stars.


Above left: Betty’s sample

Top right: Kaye’s box book
Right: Jennifer’s box book

After all that work we sat down to a delicious lunch.

We had a visit from Ken McEwen (Kath’s husband) who very generously donated a lot of Kath’s materials and equipment to Primrose and showed us his amazing photos of South America.  A big thank you to Ken for his generosity.

Watch out for more adventures in Oyster Bay next year.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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