You had no time yet to think about Christmas… well, let us give you 20% off your order to help you taking the first step towards a handmade Christmas!
Use coupon code XMAS20 for 20% off on your entire order in our shop, on Etsy and DaWanda.
Promotion runs until December 7, 2014
Minimum order: EUR 25.
XMAS20 promotion can’t be combined with any other promotion.
DaWanda Designmarkt Berlin: 29. & 30. November 2014
Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, Berlin
Samstag, 29. November: 12-20 Uhr
Sonntag, 30. November: 10-18 Uhr
Gut zu wissen (Infos vom Veranstalter):
Die Hauptstadt ist mit dieser speziellen Location in Mitte das richtige Pflaster, um in vorweihnachtliche Stimmung zu kommen. 130 Designer werden ihre selbstgemachten Produkte aus den Kategorien Accessoires, Mode, Taschen, Baby & Kind, Wohnen und Vintage präsentieren.
Tolles Essen, Kinderbetreuung, DIY-Area und weitere Überraschungen warten auf Euch und Eure Freunde.
Am Samstag stehen Euch die Türen von 12-20 Uhr und am Sonntag von 10-18 Uhr offen.
Wie freuen uns – Hello Berlin!
Our latest find: a soft paper raffia / “paper ribbon” that is suitable not only for making baskets and bags, giftwrappings, etc. etc. but also to knit and crochet all kinds of hats.
Beautiful colorways, best quality (handwash and gentle machine wash!) – limited stocks.
Available in the online shop.
Kunst- und Designmarkt Tabakfabrik Linz
15. & 16. November 2014
jeweils 10:00 – 18:00
Looking forward to seeing you in Linz this weekend!
This bulky Paper Twine is perfectly suited for gift wrapping, weaving, basket weaving scrapbooking and a lot of DIY and crafts projects. You’ll be in no trouble to find projects and ideas to realize with our new bulky paper twine.
Now available in our online shop for only EUR 14 for a skein of 190 yards (175m) as an introductory offer.
anlässlich der werkschauen 2014 in den
vier werkstätten in München.
Freitag, 10. Oktober: ab 18 Uhr
Samstag: 11. Oktober: 11 – 20 Uhr
Sonntag, 12. Oktober: 12 – 18 Uhr
We’re going to Munich! vier werkstätten’s Karin Traxler invited us to participate in her special exhibition “paper” that will be presented as part of this year’s werkschauen.
During the werkschauen artisans and artists open their workshops and shops to the public – a wonderful way to meet the makers with a lot of additional programm going on. The whole programm can be found here (in German).
See you at the vier werkstätten, Fraunhofer Str. 20, 80469 Munich
Friday, October 10: 6 pm
Saturday, October 11: 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday, October 12: 12 am – 6 pm
As promised a couple of weeks ago we can finally show you the most recent results of our foray into papermaking and bookbinding: two fine, handmade books made of handmade abaca paper incorporating Shifu-type paper yarn.
Handmade Shifu paper yarns made of handmade, Korean hanji paper and Nepalese lokta paper (brown) lie between superthin and tranlucent layers of abaca paper. The covers of the books are bound in handmade abacca paper (white-natural) and Japanese washi paper (pink).
More new Paper Twine Bangles! Like the bangles we showed you on the blog last week these two pieces were made by Linda’s very patient Dad. It seems he is quite addicted and as he says himself he finds the possibilities and possible color combinations fascinating.
These bangles were made by continuous wrapping and finally glueing the paper twines together. The paper twines are stiff enough to keep the form but will still bend and be comfortable to wear. Compated to wire you have the big advantage that the paper twines will bend but will realign themselves and won’t stay “bent” and crooked as metal wire would.
Though there was no real summer this year in Austria a look outside confirms the suspicions: fall is coming! So it’s a good time to think about swapping the bright, summery jewelry (at least the jewelry can be bright even if the weather isn’t) for something a bit earthier – at least from time to time.
These two bangles were made by meticulously wrapping paper twines over found forms and self-built moulds by a very, very patient individual: Linda’s Dad (thanks, Dad!). The individual wrapping were then fixed in place with the help of some glue.
With these two pieces in my ever-expanding jewelry box fall may come!
A recent foray into papermaking and bookbinding: a fine, handmade book with an elegant gray cover and handmade abaca paper incorporating Shifu-type paper yarn.
A handmade, yellow Shifu paper yarn made of handmade, Korean hanji paper lies between two superthin and tranlucent layers of abaca paper (yes, lots of “handmade” in this sentence!).
The sheets of paper were rather oblong in size and we felt it would be nice not to make a regular, rectangular book but a very special size. Therefore the long sheets were folded in an angle and a “flap” was incorporated into the book cover to play with this special format. The gray paper of the cover is a handmade Japanese washi paper brought back from a trip to Amsterdam.
Another stack of special handmade papers with incoporated paper yarn is waiting to be made into a book at the moment – we’ll see how it will turn out!