Friends of TPFC: Reviving Crepe Paper Art
LISTEN TO PAPER TALK - EPISODE 13: Reviving Crepe Paper Art with Lia Griffith
“Lia Griffith is a designer, maker, artist, and author. Since launching this handcrafted lifestyle site with her first paper rose in 2013, Lia and her team have developed thousands of original designs, templates, and tutorials for those who love to learn, make and create. While paper flowers are where this journey began, Lia is most passionate about helping others find joy in crafting and reopen the door to their creative soul. She believes in changing lives one craft at a time.”
It’s nearly impossible to make paper flowers and not have heard of Lia Griffith, the internationally renowned designer, educator, and author. When we started our crepe paper flower journeys years ago, Lia’s lifestyle website was one of the few that provided paper flower tutorials for crepe paper.
As a leader of the craft industry, Lia’s business model has evolved to a subscription model to provide consistently amazing handmade craft projects for “a handcrafted lifestyle”. She’s partnered with some big brands such as Joann’s and Cricut; she has a line of her own craft tools with Fiskars; and she has her own line of crepe papers, frosted tissue papers, paper flower kits.
In addition to creative projects, Lia’s team consistently pumps out easy, quick, and beautiful paper flower tutorials for beginners and ultimately provides a popular “gateway” into paper flower art for many crafters and artists. From her studio in Portland, Oregon, Lia’s goal is to teach and help others “find joy in crafting and reopen the door to their creative soul.” Lia’s first paper flower book, “Crepe Paper Flowers: A Beginner’s Guide to Making and Arranging Beautiful Blooms” is now available for sale on her website and on Amazon.