I’ve been weaving paper pages – linen warp and paper (shifu) weft
the thread was cut and spun from three different weights of paper
they are quite different
the plan was to use these as signature covers for a weaving/sample scrapbook
I wanted to use the freezer paper technique to print an image on the front of each
weaving requires some careful planning and I wove each page the size of printer paper with hem stitching finishing the edges
but the printer had other ideas!
- extend the size of the pages by stitching a sheet of Velma’s wonderful handmade paper onto the woven piece
Velma stitches on her paper and I’ve always planned to try it – wonderful!
I used the linen thrums to stitch with and as I didn’t want to cut the paper I’ve folded it back to make a pocket
again, woven with paper yarn, they are much smaller so I will stitch them into the center of each signature
I’m excited – this will keep me occupied for quite a while