Fresh Talent: A Thousand Paper Cranes

WORDS Debbie Loots

The whimsical creations of Amy-Leigh Weldrick falls under our Fresh Talent spotlight today as we continue our Youth Month celebrations. 

Folding paper cranes while she’s thinking up new ideas is what gets Port Elizabeth product designer Amy-Leigh Weldrick’s creative juices going. Her small business, A Thousand Paper Cranes, sets out to surprise and delight customers with its special homemade range of quirky interior products. As she says: “I want people to experience a lighter side of beautiful design.”

However, it’s specifically her new collection of little cushion mutts that gets us barking glad! It was Amy-Leigh’s own pup Bella who inspired the screen-printed cotton drill pooches, ranging from a Bulldog named George to the dapper Dachshund, Paul. Amy-Leigh loves her little creatures so much, she’s soon adding two new collections of cats and owls to her brood. And, judging by her cute canines, we’re sure these will also be sweeter than sugar. 

R199 per pup

Celebrate Youth Month with us and browse more of our Fresh Talent profiles here.