Press and TV
A message from Bethan ...
I am incredibly proud and honoured to have worked with several different media organisations to share my story - from struggle to success!
As a public figure and global craft influencer, I have been invited to speak at events as an inspirational role model to other small businesses, offering tips and guidance from my own experiences. I have also starred on national TV and in a variety of media outlets, demonstrating my craft and promoting iris folding as a self-care tool.
Interested in working with me?
Pretty In Paper By B Wins New Business of the Year Award!
Yorkshire Live - 25/03/22
One of the most inspiring winners was Bethan Aspland, founder and director of craft business Pretty in Paper by B who won the first category to be announced - New Business of the Year. She told the audience how she went from being a gymnast to being wheelchair-bound after suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...
The UK's Trade Show for the Creative Craft Industry
CHSI Stitches - 27/02/22 - 4.00pm
From Struggle to Success - My Craft Business Transformation
With Bethan Aspland, let me tell you the story of how I:
Built a community of over 44,000 crafters. Became a world leading craft social media influencer. Sold to over 35 different countries across the globe...
The Examiner YorkshireLive Business Awards Reveal 2021/22 Shortlist
Examiner Live - 20/01/22
After a two year absence, the biggest, best and longest-standing business awards in the region are back. Returning to recognise the stellar achievement and recognition of businesses throughout the local area, The Examiner YorkshireLive Business Awards have now revealed the shortlist of finalists in the chance with taking home one of the coveted awards...
Kirstie's Handmade Christmas - Episode 10
Channel 4 TV - 23/12/21
Our festive crafters quill, fold and cut their way to victory in Kirstie's paper craft competition, and our judge creates an automaton from paper. Plus: needle felt decorations...
Into the Spotlight How a Former Gymnast Uses Her Passion for Crafting to Help People Manage Their Anxiety
Huddersfield Hub - 23/12/21
A former gymnast from Huddersfield turned a lost paper folding art into a thriving online business, supporting people during lockdown. Bethan Aspland, 24, has 43k followers on her Instagram channel where she shares videos, tutorials, and resources with users across the globe, helping them to create mindful moments...
Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021 - All the Yorkshire Contestants on Channel 4 Show
YorkshireLive - 22/12/21
Huddersfield crafter Bethan Aspland turned a lost paper folding art into a thriving online business after being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Bethan has always had a love for craft from a young age as her mum and grandma got her into it however when she got older...
Inspirational Huddersfield Crafter Set to Star in TV Christmas Finale
In Your Area - 22/12/21
A crafter from West Yorkshire - who turned a lost paper folding art into a thriving online business and a means to support people during lockdown - is set to star in the finale of Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas...
Huddersfield Crafter Stars in Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Finale
Yorkshire Business Women - 15/12/21
Bethan Aspland has 43k followers on her Instagram channel where she shares videos, tutorials, and resources with users across the globe, helping them to create mindful moments through the forgotten craft of iris folding...
DIY Christmas Card Ideas – 11 Beautiful Handmade Options for this Festive Season
Real Homes - 10/12/21
Have you heard of ‘iris folding’? It’s when paper is folded in strips to mimic the iris of a camera, it looks great when finished and you can use it to make all sorts of shapes...
SimVenture 2021 Christmas Gift Guide
SimVenture - 01/12/21
Craft yourself calm this Christmas. Pretty in Paper offers contemporary craft materials and kits allowing people to create their own designs whilst relaxing and enjoying the mindful experience. The range of kits and digital resources available simplify the art of iris folding...