This half-day paper crafting is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. We will make handmade Christmas crackers - crafting the cracker itself, a paper hat and embellishments for the cracker. You'll be able to choose from various patterned papers, ribbon colours and embellishments. During the workshop you'll complete at least one cracker, and will be given materials and templates to complete a further five at home - making a total of six crackers. (If you'd like to make more than this you can purchase additional kits at a cost of £2 per cracker.) All materials for the crackers are included; you'll just need to buy the inside contents, although mini notebooks will be available free of charge if you'd like to include these. There will only be a maximum of four students in the workshop - this means you'll be creating in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and that I can assist you as much or as little as you need. Hot drinks and biscuits/cake are provided. Please note that to use the craft knife you'll need a certain amount of strength in your hand - please ask if you are unsure.

What's included in the price?

All materials for use during the class. Hot drinks and biscuits.


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



The Leaf Press

with Craft Courses since 2023

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The Leaf Press is the studio name of surface pattern designer and papercut artist Suzy Dobson. I create colourful designs which I sell on stationery, wedding invitations and pictures. The Leaf Press was originally a bookbinding studio but has evolved over the years so that papercut style designs are my speciality. I have been teaching adults since 2009 and am very excited to have started offering workshops in my own studio in 2023. Students have described it as a 'bright, calming space' and with a maximum of 4 students you can be sure of a friendly and relaxed learning experience where you can work at your own pace but receive help when you need it. I look forward to welcoming you to a workshop and please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Christmas
  • Suitable for beginners
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Yes! Please ask about workshops for your event or workplace. I can run a simplified version of my paper cutting or handmade books workshop.

The workshop price includes materials, refreshments in the form of tea/coffee and cake/biscuits and handouts explaining everything we've covered during the workshops.

Unfortunately my studio is in a building without a lift, so you'll need to be able to climb a flight of stairs.

Workshops are held at my studio which is in the centre of Loddon. Loddon is mid-way between Beccles and Norwich on the A146.

Loddon is served by the X22/X21 First Bus which runs from Norwich to Lowestoft.

My studio doesn't have parking but there is a Pay & Display car park opposite the building. Alternatively you can park on the street but please be careful - it's quite a narrow and very well used road!

Please check the description for the workshop you are interested in. All materials are usually provided but sometimes I give you the option to bring paper, material, etc, so you have a design you'll love!

Workshops have a maximum of 4 students, so you can work at your own pace. They are designed to be friendly and informal so it should be a relaxing and stress-free experience!


2B, High Street, Loddon, NORWICH, Norfolk, NR14 6AH