PaperLove e-course

Next course: Autumn 2018

The course unfolds over five weeks and includes step-by-step instruction on the creation of over 20 paper projects including folded and stitched books, boxes, and unusual ideas, perfect for ingenious presents using easily-available resources.

Each week has a theme; Paper, Collage, Words, Books and Mail. Rachel provides plenty of inspiration for how you might fill the pages of your creations whether with words, images or other acts of imagination.

I loved the creativeness!! From Rachel and the participants alike. I loved the international flavour and all the great resources, book suggestions, art exhibits etc. I looked forward everyday to seeing what new wonderful creative thing was in store for us. – Kay Hilt, PaperLove Participant 2017

Click here to watch the PaperLove film.



A creative journey with paper.

PaperLove will take you on a roller coaster of paper discovery, whether you are just starting out or an experienced enthusiast.

‘I believe that everybody has a some kind of book inside them – the workshops that I’ve taught all round the world have mostly been about getting those books OUT even if that means a one-liner or no words at all. The power of paper is amazing!”

Join Rachel for five weeks of exploration, making beautiful paper projects using easy-to-get-hold-of materials and fool-proof techniques. Paper is all around us. This course inspires you to find out all that paper can do.

Paperlove is a mix of creative projects using a range of techniques from book-binding to origami, collage to calligraphy, with plenty of opportunities for self-expression and exploration through personal reflection. Each week is themed: Paper, Collage, Word, Book and Mail. You’ll be introduced to new ideas with step-by step instructions via online videos and downloadable printouts, with the chance to share your discoveries and personal knowledge with an international community.

Read inspiring interviews with experts including Claudine Hellmuth and Monica Dengo. Delve into the curious history of pens or the postal system. Discover new artists and send beautiful letters to the like-minded friends you’ll make through the private PaperLove Facebook group.

Comments from this year’s PaperLove participants:

So sad this paper love course is officially over. For sure I’m more in love with paper and words than I was before and I thank Rachel for that and all the course participants who posted during the course. I loved this course SO MUCH. There are still parts of it I haven’t had a chance to do so I’ll be busy checking those out. I really appreciated the prompts where we needed to be more observant–words, paper uses etc. it was enlivening. Thank you Rachel Hazell for offering this paper love course. I’m officially a paper love addict now. –Beverly LoPinto

Thanks for this lovely course, Rachel, it’s been so rich and rewarding in many ways! I hope that it will be possible for me to attend one of the live work shops some day and meet you and other like minded people in person. – Simone Loehndorf

This course has inspired in many different ways and given me confidence to “just do it”. – Andrew Shoolbread

It may sound a little exaggerated, but this course made a big difference to me! Now I’m starting to have little projects and it made me get into the right gear. I focus on the things I want to do and that makes me a lot happier! Thank you so much Rachel! – Christine Wijnen

Excellent quality bursting with beautifully presented materials. I felt like Rachel was in the room with me sometimes and found myself nodding at her in the films online when she asked a question. – Miranda Millward

This is the first e-course I have done and I loved it. I am perfectly suited to this way of working and I enjoyed added extra of sharing it with others. It’s like working on your own and not being alone. Perfect. I really liked Rachel’s approach to teaching. Everything was provided to create each project but she encouraged innovation and exploring. She was very supportive of everyones work and you really did feel that she was involved all along. – Sally Wilkinson

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