Introducing the 2022 Paper Crafts Summit Teachers…
Please get to know the teachers! You’ll find their bios and information below. They love summit attendees following their work so please do click through to their social links and leave them some love!
Hi, I’m Andrew (@sewandrew) and I’m excited to be here at another Rebecca Page Summit. I am a hairdresser, tap dance teacher and self taught sewist. I mainly make everyday menswear but have been known to try quilting, upholstery, dressmaking, accessories… even dog clothes! I enjoy sharing what I have learnt and have been lucky enough to be a guest contributor for companies including Minerva and Britex as well as writing for SewSewDef magazine. Having recently started my own youtube channel I have also created videos and sew-a-longs for FibreMood and Pfaff.
Birungi Kawooya is a collage artist and teacher inspired by nature, the beauty of Black womxn and the ingenuity of dance from the African diaspora using batik, paper and paint.
Her portraits celebrate Black womxnhood, elevating rest, joy and wellbeing. Nostalgia and family also inform her practice, from memories of kitchen discos with her siblings and Kiganda dancers at weddings.
She leads Mindful African art classes and creates space for wellbeing of school children, young people, artists and beginners to express themselves using vibrant African textiles. With a focus on promoting mental well-being, Birungi is a mission to create relaxing environments to help people work through anxiety, stimulate their imagination and connect to vibrant African textile designs.
Birungi has led online and in-person art workshops for The Royal Borough of Greenwich, University of Arts London, Black Mind, Sheffield Maternity Cooperative, The Society of Authors and Peckham Platform.
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Dr Ritulika Patidar
This is Dr Ritulika Patidar from Mumbai India. Besides my medical profession paper art is my passion . It’s like colouring with paper.. on the paper.. let’s see and feel the beauty of paper..
It’s all about the smiles – if I can teach someone something new and it ignites their creativity with smiles, my work is done.
Over the years I have designed many soft toy patterns and made them into kits. I also developed a range of miniature book jewellery made from leather and paper called
“Jewellery for Book Lovers”.
Currently, I am designing craft sewing patterns for Rebecca Page Ltd and hope to set up a new website with my personal range of dolls, kits and gifts for sale.
Helen Hiebert Studio
Helen Hiebert is a Colorado artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films, artists’ books and works in paper using handmade paper as her primary medium. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally and online, and is the author of the several how-to books about papermaking and papercrafts. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends, which she writes about in her weekly blog called The Sunday Paper. She interviews papermakers and paper artists on her podcast Paper Talk, and she holds an annual paper retreat and papermaking master classes in her Red Cliff studio.
Jacqualine is passionate about storytelling. Documenting life, those around her, the world at large — capturing all the little things through words, images, and memorabilia. As a lifelong journaler, these stories were told with pen to paper. But in 2015, she found a way to creatively express these stories through art journaling. This newfound love expanded to scrapbooking and then creating handmade journals, mini albums, greeting cards, and off-the-page designs. Jacqs Scraps was born out of a desire to share this passion with others on YouTube and Instagram. Soon she was selling her creations online and locally and collaborating with physical and digital product creators. She genuinely enjoys sharing different mediums for storytelling. Jacqualine hopes to inspire you to tell your story.
I love crafting of all kinds but my favorite is paper-crafting. I have been a maker for over 20 years my passion for creating runs deep. I am a Mechanical Engineer by trade and live in the United States. I have converted half of my basement into a crafting paradise. Come join me!
Kathy by Design
Kathy has a passion for all types of papercrafts. She designs Card Kits, Mini Albums and Folios for The Button Farm Club. She’s been on all sorts of scrapbooking design teams including Graphic 45, Graphic 45 Special Projects Designer, Authentique Paper, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Reneabouquets, Little Birdie Crafts, PhotoPlay paper and others. Her eclectic style uses lots of layers, embellishments and mixed media techniques and definitely leans toward vintage/shabby chic. She lives in North Carolina with her husband of 46+ years and enjoys sharing her love for paper play with her 3 granddaughters. She also loves to cook and spend time with her family.
PaperTales by Kunali
Designs By Miss Mandee
Mariela Recinos Akbari
Origami instructor and member of Origami USA with a certification to teach origami by NOA Nippon Origami Association in Japan.
She Makes Club
Paula Beardell Krieg (she/her) has been a paper enthusiast for as long as she can remember, taking particular delight in 3D paper transformations.
For thirty years she collaborated with teachers to design projects for the classroom, pioneering methods of accessible ways to teach book arts.
Since 2009 she has been writing about playful bookbinding and paper works on her Bookzoompa blog.
Krieg regularly shows work in Bridges Math/Art exhibitions.
She has taught adult workshops at the Center for Book Arts, Museum of Mathematics, Cooper Hewitt Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dieu Donne.
She has presented at various conferences, including MOVES 2019: Math Unfolded: The Mathematical Art of Origami.
Her work has been featured in Jean-Charles Trebbi’s L’art du Livre Origami, Helen Hiebert’s books, Paper Illuminated and, more recently, Paper Craft, Lark Books’s Making Books and Journals, and Diane Mauer-Mathison’s The Art and Craft of Handmade Cards.
Her virtual workshops can be found on her BookZoomPa etsy site.
Rachels Custom Design
Rebecca Oburotha is a sewing enthusiast and influencer who lives in the United Kingdom and started sewing at age 16. Ankara Rack was born out of the need to help sewists like her succeed with their sewing projects. Her online work, particularly Instagram-Ankara.rack, is a hub for anyone who wants to get their ‘sewjo’ back! This includes weekly sewing quizzes, new sewing projects, garment construction techniques and tips to creating engaging digital content.
Her vision is to grow a community of sewists and help them understand how digital patterns work and to create personalised blocks to achieve their dream, sustainable wardrobe.
Over the last 10 years Rebecca has worn other hats, within the project management space. She is also a STEM ambassador and an avid follower of the Great British Sewing Bee Series.
She currently uses projectors in her cutting process to display digital patterns directly unto fabrics removing the need for endless cutting and taping of paper. This sustainable approach helps her save time in the garment construction process.
Original by Reiko
I am originally from Japan but I have been living in UK for a long time. You learn basic origami when you are a small child in Japan which is supposed to help develop hand and eye coordination. I started making cranes as I suffered from frozen shoulder badly and my physical movements were very restricted. I have been away from anything artistic for years although I have a degree in Fine Art. Now I am back to arts and crafts and have been enjoying being creative. I try to create products that are unique and cannot be mass produced although simple. It gives me pleasure to promote origami that is fun and strengthens your brain.
life by sarah kate
Sarah is a 30-something mom of four who spends her downtime sewing and crafting. She loves history, geekery, thrifting and teaching. Her blog follows along with her family life (hot mess express and all) and never ending projects.
Our Daily Craft
Sarah White is a crafter based in Arkansas. She’s the author of three knitting books and a forthcoming drawing book. She writes about creativity for moms and other busy people at Our Daily Craft, and about knitting, cross stitch and learning activities for kids at Craft Gossip. She loves fiber arts and other acts of creativity.
Shemi Dixon is a woman of many interests: a mixed media artist, abstract painter, altered art artist, and an art journaler. She sells her mixed-media artwork at local art shows throughout Colorado. She owns an online art business, teaches art workshops, creates online classes, and creates weekly tutorials on YouTube. Shemi believes that every person is creative and an artist at heart. Shemi’s loves to help and encourage other people to discover their creative self. Shemi hopes to be an inspiration to others and inspire them to listen to their own creative voice.
Crafting in the Rain
Stephanie lives in Washington State with her husband and their 3 kids. Her blog started back in 2011, and her love for crafting, design, and blogging inspired her to go back to school and earn a degree in web design. Visit craftingintherain.com to find gift ideas, Cricut projects, free SVGs, and more.
Susan Edwards with Stampin' Up!
Sydney Lo Vidales
Memory Journals by Yvon
Hello, my name is Yvonne and I’m from the Netherlands. In 2013 I started with scrapbooking and in 2019 I discovered Junk Journaling. After making my first Junk Journal I was hooked. In my earlier adult life I loved making Floral art items like a lamp and mannequin statues, I also designed and made sewing patterns for children’s clothing.