Rumpelstiltskin Wares + GIVEAWAY!
Today we welcome Hannah & Ruth Moriarty, the brains behind new fledgling paper brand Rumpelstiltskin.
Discovered on a weekend mini break to Newcastle by Paper Runway’s Helen, Rumpelstiltskin products
are simply stunning. Some of our Paper Trail attendees were lucky enough to take home a Rumpelstiltskin
paper crane pencil in their goodie bags.
“Once upon a time Paper was misunderstood; bored with being used to wrap fish
and sitting idly in dusty books, it yearned for a greater existence.
We are Rumpelstiltskin.”
How would you describe your work?
A fusion of pattern and colour. Paper is our canvas and we love adorning and transforming it using
ornate methods such as origami. We leave a generous amount of room for experimenting.
How do you come up with an idea for creating a paper product?
Our ideas are heavily influenced by a combination of childhood memories, sparks of wonder
we see in the ordinary things found in the world around us, and of course our imaginations.
What inspires you?
Art.Teapots.Vintage Books.Family.Patterns.Travel.Brown Paper.Music.Kite Flying.Origami.
Nature.Black & White Films.Friends.Sunshine.Architecture.Laughing.Colour.
Which other artists inspire you?
Our inspiration is drawn from many sources. We attend a lot of local markets and are always
inspired by the vast amount of talent and creativity that people are sharing.
Is there something special about the paper you use?
Plainly put, no. That’s the wonderful thing about it; the paper may start off as a morsel from
the (recycling) bin, but after some love and attention it becomes a unique masterpiece.
What type of paper do you use and what is your preference?
We love experimenting with a range of papers, from delicate sheets of rice paper to thicker stock.
We then treat the paper to achieve our signature look.
What do you enjoy most about your paper products?
That a simple piece of paper, through a process of time, care and creativity can become an object of decoration and delight.
Do you miss them when they are gone?
It is sad when they leave. Each little creation is one of a kind; sometimes we ponder pattern placement
and complimenting colour combinations for hours! But it is nice to know that they are making someone else smile.
Tell us about Rumpelstiltskin?
Once upon a time…Rumpelstiltskin came into existence as a result of two bright eyed creatives deciding
to take their small scale creative projects and turn them into a unified body of work.
As two sisters moving to Newcastle and experiencing its vibrant handicraft culture, we immediately fell in love.
Having dabbled in various design affairs for years, we thought we should attempt a venture of our own.
What do you love most about your business?
That every aspect of it is enjoyable; from the cutting and folding, to the messages we receive from smitten customers.
What’s next for Rumpelstiltskin?
We are always looking for fresh ways to stretch ourselves. We are currently working on new pieces to add to
our existing collection, which we are very excited about. Due to popular demand, we are also looking to
feature at markets and cities further afield.
Were you given any memorable advice when you first started your business?
“Be sure people know in which sense of the word ‘crafty’ you are.”
What advice would you give to someone starting out?
Make what you love, and love what you make.
What are you most proud of?
The aesthetic look of our work. The treated paper gives our creations old world charm,
whilst the designs make them novel.
Do you have a “usual” day?
Not particularly. Because we are our own boss, work hours are rather flexible. However, a successful work day
would involve a substantial amount of folding, consumption of tea and strung cranes.
Tell us about your dream studio.
Size would be of little importance. In fact, so long as there were never ending balls
of twine and piles of glorious paper, it would be a dream studio.
How would you describe your style?
Who would you invite to dinner and why?
The man who invented paper…He was on to something.
Where can people find out more about Rumpelstiltskin?
Find Rumpelstilskin on Facebook!
Black or White? White Tea or Coffee? Tea Heals or flats? Heels Short or long? Long
Sweet or savoury? Sweet Night or Day? Night
String of Cranes $18.00 | Greeting Card $8.00 | Crane Pencil $6.00 | Single Hanging Crane $8.00
Betty Mim, Darby Street Newcastle, NSW
Weekend Art Markets in the Newcastle area
GIVEAWAY!!! We have ONE Rumpelstiltskin goodie pack to giveaway
to the first person (Australian Residents only) who emails us their
name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography: Katie Waddell