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PaperParties Workshops

We have one pair of tickets for Erin Hung’s Paper Parties workshops to give away. One winner will receive 2 workshop + book tickets for one workshop session (worth £40) on Saturday 3rd June at West Elm. Choose between Giant Flower Décor, 3D Gems and Gem Cards.

Aqa Biology Unit 5 Essay Help Giant Flower Décor
12 noon–1.30pm
In this workshop you will learn to create giant paper flowers that will bring instant sunshine and happiness to any room.

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2pm–3.30pm
Learn to create 3D gems that can be used as place cards or as hanging decorations.

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4–5.30pm
In this session Erin will show you how to create small but impressive gem shaped cards, perfect for thank you cards or birthday cards

Where: West Elm, 209 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PN
When: Saturday 3rd June at 12noon, 2pm or 4pm

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Illustrator Jane Foster has created a colouring book filled with nature patterns and motifs: Jane Foster’s Colouring Book. Now, colouring enthusiasts can bring her iconic and quirky illustrations to life with their own palette of colours. To celebrate the release we are offering you the chance to win a copy of the book along with a signed A4 Jane Foster screen print.

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Jane Foster’s Colouring Book is available in shops now.

PaperParties Workshops

Erin Hung invites you to join her for a series of workshops at West Elm on Saturday 3rd June to celebrate the launch of her new book Paper Parties. Choose between Giant Flower Décor, 3D Gems and Gem Cards.

Giant Flower Décor
12 noon–1.30pm
In this workshop you will learn to create giant paper flowers that will bring instant sunshine and happiness to any room.

3D Gems
2pm–3.30pm
Learn to create 3D gems that can be used as place cards or as hanging decorations.

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4–5.30pm
In this session Erin will show you how to create small but impressive gem shaped cards, perfect for thank you cards or birthday cards

Purchase A Term Paper Where: West Elm, 209 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7PN
When: Saturday 3rd June at 12noon, 2pm and 4pm
Price: 1 workshop session + 1 copy of Paper Parties (worth £16.99) £20
1 workshop session £15
All materials are included

Book tickets here

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Erin Hung is the founder of bespoke stationery and paper goods company BerinMade, and the author of Paper Parties. We caught up with Erin to discuss parties, papercraft and creativity.

How did your love for paper start?

 As far as I can remember, I have always loved playing with stationery and crafts. Paper was one of the most accessible craft materials as a child so you almost just default to it, don’t you? I grew up in Hong Kong and there were lots of cool Japanese and hand-made paper I could get my hands on, and I remember feeling inspired and really energised whenever I saw rows and rows of paper lined up neatly. It sounds slightly odd but I think most craft-inclined people would agree with me, we get a bit mad over a bit of paper!

When did you decide to start up your own business?

I was working in Christie’s in their Post War and Contemporary Art department in 2012 when I noticed that the winds were changing in how artists ran their practice as businesses. There was a lot of talk about blogs, self-promotion, social media and the cutting out of agents and dealers – it certainly felt like the winds were changing. There was a slow but very sure rise in indie-designers and artists taking control of their work and putting it out there on the internet and I was very inspired by that. I came from a Fine Art background and had always missed making things with my hand. Ben and I had just got married, and I loved the supportive, close-knit nature of the wedding industry. There were so few of us back then. I made illustrations and taught myself to use Adobe so that I could reproduce my work as stationery and invitations. I put it all on an Etsy shop. The rest was kind of history!

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Can you describe a typical working day at BerinMade?

No two days are the same, but a typical day these days would probably be spent working on Paper Parties as well as our upcoming trade show.

I have a ritual of spending a couple of hours in the morning clearing out my emails and then leaving it for the rest of the day. If you want a reply to your email, get me before noon or wait til the next day! During that time, I also diarise all my deadlines, client work and appointments so that they are all dealt with and I don’t miss anything (hopefully!)

People always say tackle the biggest task first, but I always like doing the small easy ones first. By the time I do a handful of smaller tasks (usually more admin-based), I have worked up momentum to tackle a biggie (usually more design based). Lunch will fit in there somewhere and most of the afternoon I am either working on publicity, concepting a client project, or mocking up our exhibition stand. I can have my head down working for a few hours before I come up for air. We work in a shared space with a few other creatives so whenever I feel a little tired, I stick my nose in what other people doing. Probably a bit annoying for them but I love the communal aspect of shared creative spaces.

In the late afternoon, I meet with Ben (also my business director) for any outstanding things we need to decide on that are jointly creative and business-related such as pricing or marketing. Every other day I also speak with my designer Lana, and we’ll catch up on on-going projects as well as new briefs. Then I make a list of the things I need to do for the next day and then leave the studio for the day, and try not to come back to work until the next morning!

What’s the inspiration behind your new book Paper Parties?

I wrote the pitch for Paper Parties in the summer of 2015 having spent 3 years in the wedding and events stationery industry. I think that although paper as a material is a huge love of mine, I also love the social aspect of what it’s used for. I think that creating and crafting is really special when coming from a place of celebration (such as weddings, birthdays or Christmas holidays). Craft sometimes has reputation as something that is for the more introverted, almost grandmotherly, but I really wanted to turn that around and for others to see the social as well as relevant and design-led aspects. That’s what Paper Parties is about.

Paper Parties contains styling tips for several party themes, have you got a favourite theme and if so what is it about that theme that you particularly like?

When I was shooting the book with my team (who are all amazing artists, by the way!) I felt like I responded to the colourful and pastel themes a lot more, but now looking at the book I love them all and I can’t decide!

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Have you got any parties in the pipeline that you are planning the decorations for and if so what are you making?

Not really parties, but we are actually working on a product line of craft-ready kits, with the first being our Gem Gift Wrap sets. I love the idea of making craft kits that are curated by trends and colours so that people can dip their toes in making something but having most of the materials already at hand so that it’s less daunting, and most of all, they are beautiful and design-led.

What is your top decorating tip for party organisers who are short on time but would still like to add some handmade decorations?

Go for scale! Oldies but goodies like paper pom poms are all tried and tested and have a great wow factor when colour-curated. There are a variety of tissue paper projects beside the pom pom, such as tissue flowers, honeycomb balls, crepe paper chains that you can get a very varied look on a short time scale.

Paper Parties by Erin Hung is available in shops now. Photographs by Charlotte Tolhurst and Lana Louw.

 

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The Spring Handmade Fair is taking over Ragley Hall in Warwickshire this week. Don’t miss out on Super Theatre sessions from Freehand Fashion author Chinelo Bally and Grand Makes workshops from Paper Home author Esther Thorpe of Origami Est. Click here for more information on ticket pricing and how to book.

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Where: Super Theatre, The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
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Followed by a book signing in the Mollie Makes Café at 4pm
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Mollie Makes Mash Up with Chinelo Bally and Lauren Guthrie
Essay Writing Language Where: Super Theatre, The Handmade Fair, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
Best Paper Writing Services When: Saturday 13th May 5.15–6pm
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Origami workshops with Esther Thorpe
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When: Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th May at 12.45–1.15pm
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To celebrate the launch of Erin Hung’s book Paper Parties, we have teamed up with London homeware company Bombay Duck to offer you the chance of winning an amazing prize bundle.

In Paper Parties, Erin Hung shares over 50 projects for creating paper decorations for the perfect party. The book also offers a lookbook packed with ideas for party themes and styling, such as this chic Parisian Perfection afternoon tea table setting, with pastel china from Bombay Duck.

We have three prize bundles to give away, each worth over £34 and consisting of a signed copy of Paper Parties and an alphabet teacup and saucer from Bombay Duck (letter of your choice). Simply enter your details below for your chance to win.

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Photograph by Charlotte Tolhurst.

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Author of Tie & Dye and artist Lizzie King will hold a one-off tie dye workshop, ‘Get Rich or Tie Dyeing’, with the CASS Sculpture Foundation this April. You will leave knowing how to fold, swirl and scrunch your fabric to make amazing patterns and effects.

Go all out with a flurry of tropical colours, or choose to use your own favourite hues - it’s entirely up to you! Dye, a pair of socks, and a plain T-shirt per person are all included in the ticket price. Rubber gloves and aprons will also be provided.

Where: CASS Sculpture Foundation, New Barn Hill, Goodwood, PO18 0QP
When: Sun 23rd April, 2-3.30pm
Tickets: £30.00 (members £30.00)

Buy tickets here.