I’ve been experimenting with some materials that I picked up in a scrap store in Wigton, Cumbria. “Free For All” is a volunteer run scrap shop, open every Saturday until 12.00pm. I picked up a load of coloured cellophane as this is made in the local factory and the offcuts are readily available.
Was really impressed with the scrap store, as although it is tucked away in the back streets of Wigton, it was absolutely jam packed with people looking for scrap items. It was also run by some really cheery and helpful volunteers who were generally awesome.
Contact details of Free for All:
DDENNISGRAHAM@aol.com / 016973 44919
As I will be leading some craft workshops in Cumbria during the first week of September I have been testing out various methods of constructing lanterns, using driftwood, cellophane, PVA and tissue. Could get quite messy…
V. Impressed with recent lantern making in Kirkcudbright for the Queens Jubilee.