On Saturday I went up to London, and I did a course on fan making! I went to the fan museum (http://www.fan-museum.org/), which incidentally is an awesome museum and you should all go visit! The fan museum runs courses for small groups and so my family filled a course up and we went on a day out.
This was my second go at fan making. I had my first attempt in 2007, at an evening for the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers (http://www.fanmakers.com/home.aspx?id=1).
|My first fan|
|This is me showing off at the time|
We got to pleat our own leaves on this course from wrapping paper we had chosen ourselves. The only rule is metallic paper cannot be used. This is because it doesn't keep the pleat.
We each made a chinese fan and a fontage fan. Both of these are folding fans, the fontage fan is much simpler to make, as it doesn't have as many pleats.
|This is my chinese fan|
|This is my fontage fan|
I will also be adding tassels or wrist straps to each handle. So yes, not sewing but much fun!