a thousand paper wishes

About me

I live in Hebden Bridge and have been making things since my childhood. I love incorporating old books, envelopes, maps and other ephemera as well as my passion for stitching and origami into my work. After designing and making original stationery, table and venue decorations for my daughter's wedding last year and recognising the need for a bespoke service, I launched 'a thousand paper wishes'.

My new business venture takes its name from the Japanese tradition of making 1000 paper cranes when a daughter gets married to bring good luck to the couple.

I make a range of paper flowers combining beautiful papers, old books, maps and comics to create bouquets, corsages, hair decorations, table decorations and favours. I will work closely with a couple in order to incorporate their own papers, colour schemes and personalities into my bespoke creations.