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Helen Hiebert

Helen Hiebert is the author of five how-to books about paper: Playing With Pop-Ups, Playing With Paper, Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated. Helen has appeared on Sesame Street, has produced two films, and writes a weekly blog about all things paper. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally and runs a studio near Vail, Colorado. Helen's e-mail address is

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About this course

Learn how to cover a wire panel shade frame-by-frame with your favorite paper! 

This course includes:

  • A 20-minute step-by-step video tutorial 
  • Downloadable pdf instructions
  • Patterns for the 4 x 7 x 7 panel shade featured in the video
  • Instructions on how to make a pattern for other panel sizes and shapes
  • Suppliers
  • Safety issues to consider when working with paper and light.
  • A link to a pinterest board for inspiration
  • Skill building for covering other types of armatures with paper

You will receive a list of necessary supplies when you register.