The main reason I called this business 'What Katie did next...' was because I am not only a Textile Artist, I also love to work in other mediums too, and I didn't want to restrict myself by a name such as Katie's Textiles.
One of the many things I get really excited about is papercuts, and as they have become uber popular over the last few years this has made it easier to find inspiration. I've had some beautiful, very old Chinese Papercuts in my possession for a number of years, made from tissue paper, and so delicate.
I decided to try my hand at it recently, so I started off with an envelope (the patterned inside) as I do try to recycle as much as I possibly can, and thought the pattern might add to the textural quality.
As you can see, I started off with a very simple one, I did it completely freehand, without any prior sketching or drawing, I just wanted to get the basic grasp of it.
I've learned a lot from doing this one, and haven't been put off. I think I might start to sketch some designs out, then develop them into papercuts. Watch this space...