Kakapo - our latest release

PaperHands began with the desire to create something different, drawn by hand and hand printed, strong, quirky, humorous, simple and delicate or bold.

We use premium waterbased solvent free inks, sourced internationally to the highest environmental standards. The paper base is 100% natural wood fibres. Since 2009 we have worked on our own range of hand drawn designs - based on NZ Flora and Fauna and a desire to create designs that are distinctive.

For our latest release PaperHands have gone bush with one of our favorite NZ natives  - the Kakapo, the worlds largest parrot . Go to the Our Designs page to see the new releases.

We have also recently moved into our new workshop, if you are interested in visiting us at 399 Lake ferry Rd, Martinborough please get in touch - by appointment only.


Wallpaper Workshops - We can arrange workshops for groups where you can see and learn about the process and print a little something for yourself.  Groups of 2-6 work well and you should allow 2-3 hours, contact us for details, $140 per person.


We are also excited to have been invited by Resene to re-print a range of papers from their “Mason Handprints” Archive. William Mason was a leading supplier of NZ handprinted wallpapers and fabrics in  the 60’s and 70’s. Go to Resene to see the range, or instore at a Resene Colorshop to see sample books.