This blog is about discovering some of Paris’ hidden gems. Today, I’m sharing a recent discovery – a shop and atelier entirely devoted to beautiful hand-made paper creations. I took part in one of their workshops, and here’s what I created…
Adeline Klam‘s shop is a beacon of sparkly, pastel printed light glowing from this otherwise lifeless section of the boulevard Richard Lenoir. Inside, be prepared for a profusion of polka dots, florals and animal motifs. From tea jars to delicate flower arrangements and hanging lanterns, (almost) everything here is made entirely from paper.
On weekends, the team at Adeline Klam run a variety of workshops for children and adults alike. I went along to last Saturday’s class where we learnt to make “pampilles”, hanging jewel-shaped decorations. You arrive, are offered a tea or coffee, meet the other workshoppers, choose your paper, and are gently guided through the different steps. It was so much fun. The hardest part was choosing which four prints to use!
Highly recommended. Here’s half of my creation:
58 Boulevard Richard Lenoir, Paris 75011.