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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

Woven Paper Lantern

Weaving paper is much faster than weaving cloth, and with so many decorative papers out there, it is both fun and easy to come up with a multitude of paper combinations. 

In this course you will learn:

  • How to weave papers with a curvy warp & weft
  • How to cut windows to for illuminating effects
  • How to create a woven paper hinge
  • Skill building for future woven paper projects

You will need the following tools & materials:

  • Two pieces of paper that compliment each other
  • One 12” bamboo skewer that is 1/8” diameter
  • White glue
  • Cutting mat
  • Cutting knife
  • Bone folder (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Ruler 
  • Glue brush
  • Heavy duty scissors or garden clippers
  • Thin plastic place mat or something similar