Monday, May 16, 2011

Spinning Paper

After reading about spinning paper here and reading the latest version of Spin Off which contains the article "Spin Yarn from Paper", I decided to give paper spinning a try.

I visited The Paper Connection International LLC which is a full range Asian paper shop at their Saturday sale in Providence and bought some kozo (mulberry) paper in white and off white.
This morning I began my paper spinning adventure.

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I cut the paper into 1/4 inch strips after folding the large sheet. I may experiment with cutting it so that I can create a continuous strip. Making joins is the more challenging aspect of spinning paper, but I'm having better luck as I practice. I spun the paper using my Forrester spindle and I plan to try using my wheel.


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More to learn about paper spinning is in my future. I am interested in Shifu (cloth woven with paper thread).Here are some links:







5 comments:

katy w said...

neat! this would make great present wrapping bows.

bySarah said...

how cool!!!!!!

cyndy said...

Wow! That looks like fun!

j said...

pretty terrific.

Roobeedoo said...

That is amazing! Who knew you could spin paper?
And thank you for your comment on my blog - I had lost my bookmark to your blog so haven't been here for a while. :)