When word came that a lantern making workshop was being held in the local town hall, I couldn’t resist! I love nothing more than creating & making things and I had never tried lanterns before.
The workshop was open to anyone interested in making simple paper lanterns,
using cane, masking tape, tissue paper & plenty of glue. No experience necessary.
The day was organised by Colin & Pauline Saul & guided along by others
We willing volunteers soon became engrossed in our creations.
So much fun & enthusiasm and so many wonderful ideas.
By the end of the day we were surrounded by crowns, fish. birds!
I think I can safely say a wonderful creative day was had by all.
All this lantern making experience is now being put to good use
as we all head out into the community to share our learnings with others.
The aim of this venture is to create over 500 paper lanterns
for the evening of 4th June, when Kirkcudbright is holding, what will surely be,
a spectacular fireworks display & lantern parade to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.
If you are anywhere near Kirkcudbright on that date do come by to take part,
there will be lanterns for sale on the evening, or perhaps you like the idea of
trying your hand . . . .well, it just so happens that on
Saturday 5th May ~ 10 - 5 ~ in Kirkcudbright upper town hall
there is going to be another open to all "lantern making workshop" event !
I can't wait, I have a swan to finish, can u spot him above? Will we see you there?
I do hope so, it is such fun & turned out to be extremely theraputic too!
If you cant' possibly make it, but love the look of lantern making,
you can find some excellent instructions on how to make the lanters here.