When I posted Make Mine an Old Fashioned I had no idea I would be returning to the Derwent Valley quite so soon…this time at night and it did involve a little whisky tasting!
Last week I discovered Megan Morton’s Sydney based The School was bringing to Tasmania a Paper Cut Garland workshop with Melbourne/Tokyo artist Miso and luckily there were two spots left so on Tuesday night a friend and I drove out to the Derwent Valley.
It was held at the Drill Hall Emporium at New Norfolk which is always inspiring to visit – so it made for a wonderful setting for three hours of creativity sitting amongst their eclectic wares. Tasmanian whisky was served in 19th century custard glasses and then we got down to the art of paper cutting.
Miso had arranged wild flowers she gathered from a walk by the nearby stream in jars for us to draw for our garlands.
This was the one that inspired mine. It contained some crocosmia – I have them growing in my garden and I recently created a dress for my Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe with them.
First we sketched our design onto butchers paper and Miso explained how to work out the bits that would stay and the bits to cut away. Then we taped the sketch down on a piece of archival paper and started cutting.
Miso also suggested you can use the cut butchers paper layer for a graffiti art stencil. I decided to embellished mine with my lace pattern rubber stamp before pasting it to a wall.
all images © Sandra Alcorn 2014
The night was inspiring and fun and we both returned home keen to do some more paper cuts.
Thank You Miso & Megan!