Papermaking - Handmade Recycled Paper

A candle wrapped in handmade paper


Give your old bills, junk mail and other unwanted papers a new lease of life, and turn them into brand new, beautiful papers to use in other craft projects, or just to show off as works of art!

This class will show you the basics to get started with papermaking at home using traditional western techniques. You'll make your own mould and deckle (which you can take home to use again), and make approximately 3 or 4 pieces of handmade paper with inclusions such as dried flowers, leaves, glitter and more! Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a cup of tea (and biscuits, of course!).

Suitable for complete beginners, you will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of The Little Craftery, and life-long crafter.

The workshop runs for approximately 2 hours. Enjoy a chat with like minded people and learn some new skills!

Please contact us via the "message the tutor" button to enquire about availability.

Over-16s only, unless previously agreed by The Little Craftery (please contact us to discuss).

Please note: Due to Covid-19 we are currently only taking bookings for private classes (at no additional cost). There will be no other participants in your class.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included in the price, and plentiful tea and snacks!
You'll take home approximately 3 or 4 pieces of handmade paper, plus your mould and deckle, and an information booklet.


Wendy at The Little Craftery

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The Little Craftery
3 Field Row
West Sussex
BN11 1TD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


2 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Vanessa Bell - - #38591

I had a wonderful time yesterday with Wendy learning how to and making recycled paper. It was good fun and very soothing to do. I am in the process of getting bits together so that I can carry on practising at home. Thank you for giving me another skill Wendy.

Helen - - #37952

My niece and I had a fantastic time with Wendy on the paper making course. My niece has declared it the best craft course she has been on. Wendy was very patient and clearly described and explained the steps in paper making. We both made 4 lovely pieces of paper. Thank you Wendy we both look forwards to coming back and trying a different craft.

Rosey - - #37939

We had a great time with Wendy learning how to make paper. She was very friendly and informative and made us feel very welcome in the space.

There were loads of great options in terms of what we could include and it was really enjoyable. Great that we could take home the mould and deckle so we can carry on making at home

Clare - - #36831

We had a wonderful time doing this course - perfect introduction to something we’d never tried before. Wendy was very welcoming & helpful, talked us through the process and then let us practice while giving hints & tips along the way. The 2 hours whizzed by! Thanks ever so much Wendy ☺️

Anna - - #36268

A beautiful and friendly little crafting studio ... a hidden gem. This course was fun and it is great to be able to take away the mould and inspiration to make more at home.

Jan V - - #36011

This was a fun and rewarding course, with nigh-on instant gratification! Wendy made it easy to produce lovely pieces of paper from all the unwanted stuff that comes through our letterboxes, plus a variety of pretty embellishments. Outstanding value, easy to replicate at home with the frame provided, and good coffee too!

Ali White - - #34773

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our paper making workshop - something we’d never done before. Wendy was friendly and helpful, patiently showing us the techniques then allowing us to explore the possibilities on our own. A really relaxing morning in the lovely little studio. I would definitely recommend this course.

Dizzy - - #34631

This was a great birthday present. 2 hours with my daughter, having fun and learning a new craft. Wendy is a lovely host supplying us with tea and cakes. Her calm, friendly approach allowed you to experiment and we took home some very different examples. Nice to have the mould to continue at home.

Carole - - #34462

A great course to make handmade paper - my daughter and i came home with 7 sheets of paper each and lots of ideas to continue at home and make lots more pretty paper - many thanks

Liz - - #34243

I had a lovely time making paper. Wendy was really good and patient teaching.
There was a lovely variety of materials to make the paper and I made 4 pieces in total. Very pleased with them. I also got to take the mould home so I can make more. Would highly recommend. I'm looking forward to doing more courses with Wendy soon.

Lynnette - - #33996

My friend and I had a lovely time making decorative paper with Wendy. She supplied a nice mixture of dried flowers, glitter (eco), papers, seeds and even tea bags to make our individual sheets. Friendly, informative and a lovely couple of hours. We each made five different pieces and were given the molds to take home to continue crafting. Would definitely recommend.

Toni Risebro - - #33845

I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot in the 2 hours. Wendy is very friendly and knowledgeable. This is a craft you can easily do at home without needing too much equipment.

Rochelle Abrahams - - #31503

The most amazing course such fun and there is a lot of different materials available to make you paper extra special. Wendy is lovely.
Highly recommend

Kim - - #20573

Fantastic paper making course. Tuition was friendly and obviously looking forward to booking another course soon!
Also stocks some lovely gift ideas and crafting items so if you are in central Worthing, pop in!

Vanessa Gomez - - #18473

Wendy was very friendly and helpful throughout the session and allowed us to use everything we wanted for the paper making.
She seemed very passionate about creating and making crafts which is great to see :)
Would really recommend her courses and I'll probably be back for another one myself.
Thanks Wendy

Daniella - - #18161

I really enjoyed myself and I'm so happy my mum brought me along!
You can get through a lot, and it's very do-able at home. Thank you for teaching us and answering questions. Your store/workshop space is amazing also.

Vikki - - #18159

This class was really good value, it is amazing what you can learn in a couple of hours. Wendy was a friendly teacher that explained things well as she talked us through making a deckle ( frame to make paper in) and did a demonstration of what we were going to do to make our paper. It was great fun deciding what to include in each sheet and exciting to see how each piece came out. Wendy was on hand to remind us of the steps and we were given a handout detailing the process as well as our deckles to take home. We were a small group of 4, it was nice meeting the others taking part. Wendy also packaged up our still damp creations ( I made 3 pieces others made 4/5) so that we could take them home to let them dry out properly. I loved what I made and will be turning my paper into gift tags. I will be making more at home but would definitely like to visit The Little Craftery to do some more craft courses with Wendy. Thank you Wendy!

Pat Jackson - - #18011

I thoroughly enjoyed this class and learnt a lot. Wendy was an excellent teacher who had thought of everything, and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed.

Lynne Friel - - #17027

I attended a paper making workshop with Wendy. She's a great teacher, everything was ready for us and we followed the process step by step with Wendy's encouragement. We enjoyed tea and refreshments whilst discovering the techniques of paper making. We each went home with a mould and deckle and the skills to make paper at home. Can't wait to get started. Highly recommended.

Sue - - #16604

I loved this course! In the space of 2 hours I learnt enough to go home with 4 sheets of my own paper and the inspiration to start shredding and pulping more junk mail at home for future projects. I've already ordered a creative paper making book and lino roller so watch this space!

Clare Buckland - - #15394

I thought this was an excellent course and well run. Wendy is engaging and informative without sounding 'preachy' and obviously has a love for her chosen profession. The verbal instructions were clear and well thought out and the addition of a printed instruction worksheet following the course was an added bonus. The fact that all the materials used can be supplied in your average home without the expense of having to buy specialist tools to carry on (and that we could take the mould home with us ) was very welcome. This is my second course at The Little Craftery and would not hesitate to book again and recommend others do likewise.

Barbara Palmer - - #15391

A lovely little workshop on the South Coast ......Wendy was a great tutor with a warm, relaxed style....the instruction and materials provided were excellent!

Denise langham - - #14619

Really enjoyed this course. Wendy gave clear instructions and provided lots of choice of materials to use. A very enjoyable evening. Thank you.

Lucy Burrows - - #14075

A really good and informative course. Well taught and easy to understand. I loved that it was messy and we were given equipment to take away to continue paper making at home.

Lin Salter - - #13691

I really enjoyed the course and would recommend others to try the courses here.

Sam Cole - - #13680

Great relaxed environment. Learnt a lot and eager to try some more designs at home. Wendy was a great teacher and I highly recommend the course. I will be back in a few weeks for the felting - can't wait!

Jenny Crawford - - #13664

Took me a while to get into paper making but with Wendy's help I got there and she is such a good tutor.

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