Paper Crafts & other classes

I love showing people how to make exotic cards and boxes.

I also teach other paper crafts (origami, quilling, etc) as well as creative ways to decorate paper ... and also classes in crochet jewellery-making and learning to draw. 

For classes, contact Tricia to organise a class time and venue, or to add your name to a waiting list.

These classes  are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who want to learn new techniques.

The classes can be tailored to suit all ages, from young adults through to seniors.

Comprehensive notes are included so you can make more at home. 


A class in making Gift Cards is currently scheduled for later this year (see below). 


In this class you will make a great variety of unusual cards, using several interesting techniques (including embossing, origami, creative cutting and folding, and much more). You take home all the samples you make on the day, plus the expertise to make more at home.
This class can be structured as one longer session, or several shorter sessions.

This class will be taught at Tarragindi in 2021.
 Sunday 31 October 2021, 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Wellers Hill Hub, 140 Weller Road, Tarragindi (contact Tricia for detailed instructions on finding the venue)
Cost: $65 (includes all materials & instructions)
Bookings: contact Tricia  or book through Eventbrite ($66.97)



In this class you will make some really interesting boxes and packages for your special gifts, using many different techniques of paper folding. You take home all the samples you make on the day, plus the expertise to make more at home.



Learn how to create some really special boxes which have intricately-folded interlocking sections. These make truly unique gifts. You’ll make several variations using this versatile technique ..... This class is for those who like a folding challenge!



POP-UP CARDS (2 - 3 hours)

Make some terrific 3D cards as special gifts for your friends.


QUILLING (2 - 3 hours)

Make some fascinating designs by rolling paper strips into coils.
These designs can be made into gift cards or used to decorate boxes or books.

ORIGAMI FUN (2 - 3 hours) 



Make some fascinating origami shapes suitable for using on gift cards or hanging as mobiles.


PAPER MAKING (2 - 3 hours)

Learn how to make your own paper from old envelopes and scrap paper. Add colour, as well as flowers and leaves, to give your hand-made paper a unique look.

PAPER MARBLING (2 - 6 hours)

Paper marbling is a method of decorating paper by floating paint or ink on water or jelly. Depending on the length of the class, you will learn several different techniques including Suminagashi (Japanese ink marbling), Turkish marbling (using gouache paint) and oil-paint marbling. You take home all the samples you make. This class is for complete beginners as well as those who want to learn new techniques. Comprehensive notes are included.


Learn many different ways to decorate paper and card, including patterned dyeing, paste patterning, crayon melts, embossing, stamping, stencilling, spattering, and some unusual printing techniques. The decorated paper and card is suitable for gift wrapping, covering books, making gift cards, paper modelling, paper collage, making boxes and origami. This class is for complete beginners as well as those who want to learn new techniques. 



Make these cute unique brooches and earrings using paper string and other yarns. These make really great gifts.


Participants must already know how to do basic double crochet stitches.



This class is specifically designed for those who wish they could draw, but who believe (or have been told) that they can’t. You will learn simple techniques for overcoming mental blocks, and for learning to draw in easy stages. The course is based on Betty Edwards’ methods as outlined in her book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”. Comprehensive notes are included.
This 12 hour class can be structured as six 2 hour sessions, or four 3 hour sessions, or two 6 hour sessions.  


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