In a cute riverside studio and shop in Wimborne, Dorset, you'll find scalp-wielding Kyleigh creating beautiful and totally unique papercut artwork to order.
Hello, I’m Kyleigh and I have always had a bit of a head for lyrics, a love of typography and a nerdy fixation for cutting intricate things with a scalpel.
When I designed and hand cut my first ever papercut in 2010 it was a fusion made in my personal heaven and Kyleigh’s Papercuts was born.
When I am not designing or cutting, I can be found walking scruffy studio dog Archie by the river or teaching paper cutting workshops to wonderful groups of scalpel-loving folk from all over the country.
Take a look at my products and if you have a special commission in mind, do get in touch - I’d love to hear from you.
A long graphic design and typography career means that every one of Kyleigh's designs are all immaculately, impeccably designed with huge attention to detail
It starts with an idea, a scribble in a sketch book, then I sit at my mac to design. This process can take a while, I have to make sure the paper doesn't fall to pieces when I cut it out. Then I'll print my template and set to work cutting.
I use G.F Smith paper between 120 and 135gsm and two trusty scalpels. A Swann-Moreton 3 handle with 10A blade and a Fiskars fingertip swivel scalpel. Then all I need is a good podcast or audio book, a lovely cup of tea and I'll get cutting.
I run workshops from my studio in Dorset and also on tour. Last year I ran workshops at Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair (both Bowood and Hampton Court) where my workshops were all sold out - and I was teaching 100 people at a time! A career highlight for me! This year I am hosting workshops at The Larmer Tree Festival, and I can't wait!
If you need your papercut by a specific date in the future, please let me know at time of ordering so I can make sure it gets to you in time for the big day (bearing in mind my current lead times).
Likewise if you need it in a hurry, please choose Express Delivery at the checkout.
For bespoke commissions, I am available at every step of the order. I am happy to discuss embellishment ideas you may have, and can send a JPG of the design prior to cutting to make sure you're completely happy with the design before it gets cut and framed.
For all other enquiries - please get in touch! I'm happy to discuss any ideas or requirements you might be thinking of.
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10 Mill Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1JQ, GB
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