Handmade papercuts from Swansea
Helen Flynn began creating papercuts whilst studying for a Masters degree in Architecture at Manchester University. An aspect of the course she particularly enjoyed was making models and small maquettes. Slowly but surely Helen became proficient at cutting intricate and challenging patterns; and after attending a papercutting course she was inspired to create artworks using these skills. Helen now creates personalised papercuts as unique gifts alongside her work as an architect.
Helen begins by sketching a design, bringing together different images to create a coherent pattern. Her designs allow her to adapt the piece to include the names of the bride and groom, and the date of your wedding. She then cuts the paper by hand using a variety of blades. Helen usually works from her tiny craft room, but the portable nature of the work and tools means that she can work from more or less anywhere – she once took her work on holiday to Vienna!