Running a stationery shop means that I see a lot of paper. Many paper products are used for writing and drawing. However, I also handle paper that's used as an instrument, as material, even as a tool. These creative uses of paper captivate my imagination.

Paper comes in so many shapes, colours, textures and weights. It's a wonderful way to express ourselves and to experiment with our creative ideas and desires. Its ability to be cut, torn, creased, moistened, crumpled, and molded into shapes means that we can use it for a variety of purposes and projects.

Tissue papers can be made into fluffy flowers. Decorative and textured papers can be used to create hanging mobiles. Colourful origami papers can be used to make small boxes, paper clip holders, pencil cups or other vessels.

If you find yourself mesmerized by colour and pattern, paper makes an accessible option. Whereas damask silks, chintz and brocade fabrics are lovely, it's far simpler to get your fix of any design you desire in paper format. It's also a great way to experiment with something new: try out an idea in paper first.

It's always a special day at Figg when someone pops in to showcase a beautiful object they created from one of our papers. Whether it's an ornament, lampshade or sculpture, we love seeing your imagination at work! It's a beautiful way to connect with others and evokes the joy of childhood play and discovery.



Planning on a project but not sure what paper to use? We're happy to discuss options and ideas with you. Sometimes an indoor paper project hits the spot at this time of year!

January 17, 2023 — Antoinette D'Angelo

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