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  1. Paula Briggs, AccessArt
    December 2, 2016 @ 10:59 am

    Wonderful – I love the use of bike lights too. Well done #BrilliantMakers!

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  2. Andrea Butler
    December 2, 2016 @ 12:31 pm

    Fabulous work – very exciting to see the beautiful linear structures constructed from the withies and I love the scale of the lanterns!

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  3. Sharon Gale
    December 2, 2016 @ 2:53 pm

    What a super workshop. This is something I would love to try with my art groups. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Jane Ppwell
    December 3, 2016 @ 10:08 am

    Made some out our primary school a few years ago. Then got in trouble when we tried to join the local lantern parade because we hadn’t used “fireproof” tissue! Is there really such a thing?

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    • Paula Briggs, AccessArt
      December 3, 2016 @ 10:10 am

      You can definitley buy fire retardent spray….

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    • Sheila, AccessArt
      December 3, 2016 @ 5:20 pm

      Thanks Jane – I did do some research before the project and the recommend paper was wet-strength tissue paper. Hope that helps.
      Cheers, Sheila

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  5. Luca
    December 3, 2016 @ 4:29 pm

    Love seeing those little hands hard at work, with such a rewarding outcome! Very inspiring. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves this holiday season with my kids and making some lanterns. Thank you Access Art!

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    • Sheila, AccessArt
      December 3, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

      Look forward to seeing the creations!

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  6. Kathryn
    December 7, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Lovely designs! I’ve used LED stick and click lights (Poundland sell 4 in a pack) and imitation greaseproof paper (what your chips are wrapped in) is good instead of wet strength tissue paper. I’m inspired to make some more now! Thanks!

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    • Sheila, AccessArt
      December 7, 2016 @ 1:27 pm

      I love the idea of LED sticks and grease proof paper does sound like a cheaper option – I bought 65 sheets of wet-proof paper online for about £10. Please do show us what you make! best wishes, Sheila (AccessArt)

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  7. Kathryn
    January 28, 2017 @ 9:46 am

    Thanks for inspiring me to get out some willow! I’m organising a Window Wanderland event locally – inviting everyone in the area to light up their windows with a special display for two nights – and I’m going to make lanterns with families. Have attached a photo.

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    • Sheila, AccessArt
      January 28, 2017 @ 1:16 pm

      How wonderful! I love the fun, playful colours and design overlaid! Thanks for sharing and please do let us know how the Winter Wonderland goes! If you get some good photos you might want to write a post? If so, please do get in touch with sheila@accessart.org.uk to find out more. Good luck and best wishes!

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