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Instructor:  Adele Harvey

Workshop Description:  Paper Yarn for Weaving

This workshop introduces Shifu, the Japanese art of making paper yarn for weaving. A short history is included as well as a description of the process. Students using their own materials will actively go through the stages of preparing paper to be spun and then spin paper yarn. If time permits, a small sample weaving using a cotton and linen warp on a piece of cardboard will be made. Specific paper types are used and can present challenges – which is part of the fun!  I will bring examples of woven paper yarn projects to show!

 

Supplies to bring: 

  • Suitable paper (Japanese Kozo Paper or old dress pattern paper)
  • Sharp Exacto knife
  • Cutting surface
  • Ruler
  • Manual bobbin winder (or, for experts, a drop spindle)
  • Small terry cloth towel
  • Spray bottle
  • Note-taking supplies

Handout Fee: $5

Attendee Limit: 12

 

Instructor Bio: I have been involved with weaving for the past 55 years and find textiles to be a perfect match for my creativity! I was born in Hungary and learned much about knitting, weaving, and sewing from my extended family. Over the years, I have had many looms and love many kinds of weaving, including original weaving patterns from Hungary. I was introduced to Shifu at a Contemporary Handweavers of Texas gathering. My approach is strictly personal—I teach what I have been able to develop for myself. I do not claim to pass on traditional or ‘expert’ knowledge. Students who have taken this class gave positive feedback. I find the process both meditative, challenging, and at times frustrating -- but thoroughly enjoyable!

Paper Yarn for Weaving

$20.00Price

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