Paper Made! at powerHouse Arena

Paper Made! author Kayte Terry is on tour! Know how I know? Because I went to the launch event at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn a couple weeks back to kick off the festivities. So I have proof–photographic proof! She’s already on the road, so check the schedule to see when she’s bringing her scissors to a city near you. And, if you missed her in NYC, don’t worry, she’s coming back to bookend the tour in the weeks ahead (stay tuned for details).

Here are some highlights from the Etsy-partnered (yay Etsy!) event at powerHouse. The crowds eagerly began folding “Do Me a Favor Box” origami keepsakes.

They folded and glued, and folded again…

The walls were decorated with the Paper Made! “Kirigami Wall Flower” decorations (naturally) and the “O Happy Day” banner.

…While folks who weren’t folding flocked to the floors and benches to snip their own Kirigami flowers.

More pretty things on display.

Some party-goers curled up with a copy of the book to determine which project they would make next at home!

But wait, there’s more action upstairs! Folks were invited to play dress-up with the “Paper Party Props” (flapper headbands, oversized neckties, pirate hats, beards, and more made from newspapers and construction paper) at the Workman photo booth.

Because lo and behold, it turns out there were plenty of pirates and flappers just waiting for the right costume accessory to make them feel complete!

And at the end of the evening, when scissor snippings gracefully littered the floors and benches, Kayte signed the last of her books, and…

…we all rushed home to see if the photos by Workman photo star Melissa Lucier had been uploaded yet to the Workman Flickr page or the Workman Facebook! Click through for more, but in the meantime, here’s a sampling of the fun:


Editor and author with the “Broke for Baroque Frames” (see, I can’t stop thinking about the book, even when it’s all finished!).

Distinguished, otherwise clean-shaven fellows in paper beards!

Oh, So Dignified

Paper pals…

Paper Pirates…

Paper love…

Paper party…

The Workman Crew


Happy crafting with love from Kayte! We hope you catch up with her on the road! And if you’re just following along from your computers at home, here’s Kayte’s “Modern Fete Silhouette” cardboard chandelier project to get you started.


  • Reply
    sonia jensen
    June 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Where are the templates for paper made?????????????????????

  • Reply
    Lila Hill
    July 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Paper Made! notes to download at for templates – bing & Google either comes up ‘not found’ or with no patterns???????? Help!

    • megan
      July 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      To those of you who are having difficulty accessing the templates for the Paper Made! book, please make sure you are typing the URL into the address field at the top of your internet browser and not into the search engine field! If you are still having difficulty, please do not hesitate to email megan (at) workman (dot) com! Happy paper crafting!

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