Handwoven Paper Yarn Fabric

Handwoven Paper Yarn and Silk Fabric by PaperPhine

Handwoven Paper Yarn and Silk Fabric by PaperPhine / Linda Thalmann

Handwoven Paper Yarn and Silk Fabric by PaperPhine / Linda Thalmann

Handwoven Paper Yarn and Silk Fabric by PaperPhine – showing the frontside in the first two and a detail of the backside in the last picture

Using Paper Yarns in creative and artistic work is not quite common – yet. Possibilities are endless and today we’re sharing some pictures of handwoven fabric samples made by PaperPhine’s founder Linda Thalmann while she was graduating from art & design school. The idea was to combine two very elegant and special materials – silk fibres and paper yarn – into one fabric. The two materials differ greatly in touch, in strength and also in how they react to light – while the paper yarn has a matter surface the silk fibres seem to shine in the light.

Handwoven Paper Yarn and Silk Fabric by PaperPhine / Linda Thalmann
The same Paper Yarn and Silk fabric photographed against the light to show structures

The Paper Yarn and Silk Fabric was intended for the use in the interior/home preferably before or near a window so the different surfaces would show to their full advantage. Even a careful rinsing from time to time is not a problem as long as the fabric is dried laying flat. The warp used for all the samples is made of a cotton-wool blend.

Handwoven Paper Yarn and Silk Fabric by PaperPhine / Linda Thalmann
Small strips of handmade Abaka paper are incorporated into a handwoven fabric

Weaving with Paper Yarns and Paper Twines does not only produce a beautiful yet functional textile but it also adds uniqueness the the haptic quality. Another possibility to incorporate paper into a handwoven fabric is to use fine paper strips in the weft – as seen in the picture above – though dry cleaning is recommended in this case.



2 Responses to “Handwoven Paper Yarn Fabric”

  1. Marina says:

    Stunning, amazing, fantastic!… I stayed mouth open for 5 min before being able to react.

  2. paperphine says:

    Oh, thanks a lot for this nice comment! There are stil some more handwoven paper fabric samples hidden away in boxes – so there will be another feature soon (also about comercially woven paper fabric)… hopefully you will like it just as much! Linda & the PaperPhines

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