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shifu paper – yarn

November 17, 2012

you have to see paper and feel it  – it’s difficult to buy online!

while browsing in my favorite art supply store – Opus Art Supplies

I found this – kiraku kozo – handmade Japanese paper

 it is wonderful for shifu, if just a little expensive

it was cut at .4mm, spun and plyed with silk

reeled silk from Bryan in Japan, it gives it shine and texture

the red thread is regular sewing thread to give an idea of how fine the yarn is

the paper is strong, it could have been cut even finer, the silk will make it strong enough for a warp

all sorts of crazy ideas are going around in my head

next I will try dyeing it

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 19, 2012 4:58 am

    Would love to touch it. And for warp! Incredible.


    • November 19, 2012 8:27 am

      Alice – it is very strong, not at the warp stage yet, it will take hours of cutting and spinning


  2. November 18, 2012 7:23 am

    i am absolutely jumping in my little wooden chair! how beautiful. i’m going looking over at opus! lord, how lovely!


  3. Renee permalink
    November 17, 2012 9:17 pm

    Oh it’s beautiful!


  4. November 17, 2012 3:41 pm

    Wow! Simply fabulous! I have to get that Japanese video of how to spin gold thread to you. You are the only person I know who might actually be able to do it!


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