Finally we’ve put it together and translated every last detail: the pattern / tutorial for our paper twine knit baskets is now available in English as an instant download on Etsy.
The tutorial includes:
- step-by-step knitting instructions (in b/w so they’re easy to print out)
- how to join torn paper twines invisibly
- a guide on knitting looms and basket sizes
- extensive care instructions
- paper twine recommendations
- a guide on additional treatments for knitted paper twine pieces
WOW! So get your hands on a knitting looms and a copy of our pattern and knit happily ever after!
We’re big fans of Ann from All Things Paper and you might remember that we even had the honour to contribute one project to her book (read more about it here on our blog. Two weeks ago Ann suprised us with a great idea on how to use our paper twines to make quick heart-shaped knots that can be transformed into pendants easily – find the how-to here on Ann’s blog.
You can now enter for a 5 copy book giveaway of Ann’s book on GoodReads – we’re keeping our fingers crossed for you!
What a nice suprise in today’s mail: a copy of the current German burda style with a short article about our DIY circle kit.
We’ve also been recently featured in the French Il était un fil – merci beaucoup!
Handwoven Fabric: soft “clouds” of raw silk fly on a base of smooth, rigid paper twine
PaperPhine’s creative chief Linda has been weaving with paper twines, paper yarns and paper strips for the past couple of years. Sometimes she combines the paper materials with other yarns and fibres to give the fabrics – literally – a special touch.
On top and below you can see a combination of strong white paper twine and raw silk fibres in the weft playing with texture and light. The silk fibres reflect the light beautifully while the paper twine has a warm, matte glow.
Below: Narrow strips cut out of handmade Abacca paper are embedded in a base fabric made of long-fibred white linen. As all the other fabrics shown in this blog post this fabric is a double-weave woven by hand on one of Louet’s fabulous Magic Dobby looms.
The weft of the bottom fabric consists entirely of narrow strips of Japanese Washi paper while the warp is a regular, fine cotton yarn.
Find us at the DesignTrade show in Copenhagen!
Design Trade – January 8 – 10 2014: Booth: C3-030A with Stjernestunder
Wishing you all a very
Thanks for making our year so much fun.
This year’s first Holiday card design. Made of high-grade, light gray bookbinder’s cardboard with a beautiful, smooth finish and some of our medium-weight white paper twine. The type is hand-set with a children’s stamp maker – we have a collection of these in the studio because they’re just so much fun and practical to work with.
It’s (nearly) this time of the year again when you have to think not only about what to give but also how to wrap it nicely. Our studio elf has already made the first presents gift-worthy (or rather: “giving-worthy”) with simple kraft paper, some of our paper twine in dusty pink and twisted black-white and hand-lettered gift tags.
Yes Mum, your present is already chosen and even wrapped up. You’ll see it again under the Christmas tree!
Stop by at the designer’s market in the Tabakfabrik Linz (Austria) on the weekend – looking forward to seeing you!
Kommt uns am Wochenende in Linz besuchen – Designmarkt in der Tabakfabrik – HURRAH!
Samstag und Sonntag // 16. & 17. November // 10:00-18:00 // Tabakfabrik Linz
We had a wonderful time at the hello handmade market in Hamburg last weekend. Traveling with three huge suitcases that made going through normal-sized doors impossible we arrived early at the market hall at Kampnagel. No coffee available! Luckily the coffee team set up their coffee machine soon afterwards and we had a nice, milky boost to start into a busy market day.
With sellers from the Hamburg area, the whole of Germany and beyond (like us) it was a very creative, colorful and very professional market. It was obvious that nearly all of the sellers work in their creative businesses full-time and had given list of thought of how to present their wares at the market.
With about 4000 visitors in one day we were so busy that we had hardly the time to see our neighbors’ tables and even less time to take pictures of them to show you. So you’ll probably have to stop by at the next hello handmade market yourself to have a look!