The class was a sell out and apparently there's a waiting list for paper cutting so I shall be returning there before too long.
One of the things I love about teaching is never quite knowing what will be the outcome at the end of the day. Ten people who have never done it before, how are they going to tackle the challenge and what will they do with it? The variety of final pieces is always extraordinary and the students often amaze themselves with what they can achieve in a comparatively short time. There was much concentrating throughout the day, you could almost hear the paper being sliced and I had to remind them more than once to breathe and also to shake their hands out regularly, as there is a tendency to grip the scalpels rather tightly and you can quickly end up with the 'Swann Morton' logo embossed into your hand and an aching groove in you finger.
So pleased with the out comes and check out the great feedback on my 'comments' page
Do drop me a line if you would like me to visit you and a group who would enjoy learning this low cost but highly creative craft.
|Starting to cut the final piece|
|Checking on progress|
|Cutting challenging curves and swirls|
|Checking the final cut against the design sheet|
|Beautifully cut alphabet|
|Very happy student|
|Delicate tree design|
|A technical approach to designing a sampler alphabet|