We’re forever trying to organize all the paper twines and paper yarns in the studio and therefore we’re always looking for new bobbins. It’s not easy to find bobbins these days – it seems that there are no bobbin makers left at all! Luckily by now we have an idea of where to look and whom to ask… Thanks to the newest delivery of New Stained Wooden Bobbins the studio actually looks quite organized at the moment.
We want to help you to organize your working space and help with keeping the bits and pieces of string, twine and ribbon in your home under control – and of course to make it an inspiring place to live and work in. Therefore we listed some of our new bobbins as sets in the PaperPhine etsy shop. In case you need more bobbins to get your personal stash organized just get in touch.
Vintage Bobbins used as candle holders with flair and history
I have been talking about it for a while – and thanks to autumn mist there was a great opportunity to finally make a picture or two: Vintage Bobbins used as Candle Holders with some flair and history. (In case you are my decoration-opposed boyfriend: well, this might have happened on you kitchen table… but it’s just really a nice table for a photoshoot!).
Jill from paperdollaccessories has found a wonderful combination in her photography featuring her fabulous Rosetta Hair Clips and a Paper Twine Bobbin in the background.
And I’ve been talking about the use of bobbins as props in photoshoots, too – and not only the vintage ones! Jill from paperdollaccessories has been using one of PaperPhine’s Bobbins with Stong Natural Paper Twine in her products photos lately and I really love the look she has created! A bit romantic, a bit girly, unusual and very stylish in a laid-back manner. Thanks, Jill!
Finding new Treasures – Small Vintage Bobbins with Colored Ends and Medium Sized Vintage Bobbins that make perfect candle holders, too! As well as a few more new Vintage Bobbins we are lucky to have for sale at the moment!
There is a lot happening here at PaperPhine’s – new discoveries and new possibilities opening up each day! People like our products (who wouldn’t… well, or at least it’s understandable!), notebook pages filling with ideas for a Christmas photoshoot in October and with ideas how to decorate your presents with paper yarns and paper twines… PaperPhine.com has also changed servers thanks to my boyfriend (otherwise I would have opened a penpal-club and you would get letters now instead of reading my blog) so I currently hope everything works – please let me know if it doesn’t!
Oh, and so many more lovely Vintage Bobbins we found under heaps of other stuff. Perhaps we should keep them all to build an all-bobbins-candle-(Christmas)-tree but on the other hand you might want one or two, too? We’ll keep you posted on the all-bobbins-candle-(Christmas)-tree!
PaperPhine’s table at Poppytalk Handmade!
Currently we also have a table at Poppytalk Handmade – a curated monthly online street market with chosen designers and crafters from around the globe. If this is not exciting!
PaperPhine’s Petite Wooden Bobbins with Ratcheted Tops
Sometimes I’m not sure why I’m selling my paper yarns and bobbins at all – but I guess that’s a good sign: treasures so beautiful that it’s hard to part with them. But on the other hand I’m quite certain that their future owner will cherish them and their “piece of history” as well. I was delighted when I found these small wooden bobbins with ratcheted tops – they’re just too cute! But now it’s time to part at least with a few of them (and I have a lot of great pictures of them to keep me company on my screen anyway…).
PaperPhine’s New Paper Yarn: Strong White Paper Yarn on a Vintage Bobbin
Before founding PaperPhine I had not spent much time on etsy (or dawanda, for that matter) – my strategy was more “wait and see” (or trial and error). Luckily I haven’t made too many mistakes since even though it’s amazing how many topics and details you have to consider when selling your work. Nowadays I feel like I’ve grown into it a bit – and I’m still learning each day to keep pleasing my customers and provide paper yarns worldwide.
A feature I’ve learned to love are etsy’s “Treasuries” in which people put together their choice of products to a self-chosen topic. By having a look at well-chosen treasuries I’ve discovered a whole lot of great artisans and designers who produce wonderful products. I’m really grateful to all the fabulous people who spend much time and care on putting together their “treasure chests”!
By now I’m also accustomed to the numerous special-sales-promotions on etsy – and therefore PaperPhine is currently participating for the first time in the “Christmas-in-July”-Sale on etsy with 15% off all items..
project 42 by design studio fortytwo – page 17 of their “collection” of pictures
I especially enjoy hearing from customers how much they enjoy working with the paper yarns, what projects they are about to realize – or in what galleries my bobbins can be seen! Heike sent a picture of her bobbin with Finest White Paper Yarn to one of her relatives who is partly responsible forproject 42. project 42 is run by design studio fortytwo who collect everything that the numer 42 implies.
Photograph of the Paper Yarn Bobbin submitted to project 42
This is the photograph of the Vintage Paper Yarn Bobbin submitted by Heike – I guess you can find the detail on the picture above? I think it’s not exaggerated to state that the bobbins are a timeless design coming with its own share of history…