The Paper Place: Toronto, Canada
I've crafted all my life but designing jewelry is definitely my passion and my creative outlet of choice. That being said every time I walk into The Paper Place I consider jumping ship and becoming a paper artist!
I first came across The Paper Place on Queen Street West when I was just looking for some simple card stock and had no idea what I was about to find. I was new to Toronto at the time, having moved from a small town where I was used to having limited craft supply resources. I couldn't believe the selection of gorgeous paper they have available, and also so much more than paper. In the store and online they have a larger selection of papers from all over the world then I ever knew existed including over 700 patterns of Chiyogami Paper, 200 patterns Katazome-Shi Paper and hundreds of others varieties and patterns. In addition to paper they carry a great selection of books to give you inspiration for projects to use their papers, ribbons, book binding supplies, stickers and stamps, journals, cards and unique handmade items mostly made from paper.
Once you visit the store I guarantee you will be inspired to try at least a few projects using papers or you'll want to learn how to incorporate these beautiful papers into whatever crafts you already make. If you're the kind of person who likes to learn with others then you'll be happy to hear they offer a selection of creative and unique workshops as well. Some of their past workshops have taught things like sewing with paper, embroidered book making, paper crane mobiles, paper brooches and so much more. They have also just announced some great Holiday workshops.
If you want to visit them you can find them at 887 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario. To find out more about their products you can visit their website and check out their online store. You can follow their blog, Facebook page or sign up for their newsletter to hear about new products or workshops.
If you've never been I recommend you take the time to visit their store sometime you need to get your creative juices flowing or are looking for a new fun project. It's definitely one of the great resources Toronto has for they creative community.