Paper Yarns and Paper Twines have long been forgotten but have been slowly rediscovered as an environmentally benign and sustainable material made from European wood and easily recyclable. As a very light though sturdy, simple and nevertheless elegant material, they offer endless possibilities to the advanced artisan as well as to the intrigued student and curious designer.
After years of experimenting and experiencing the unique qualities of Paper, Paper Yarns and Paper Twines PaperPhine was founded in 2009, by founder Linda Thalmann.
Combining formal and informal training in a wide variety of textile techniques as well as paper making and bookbinding, the always curious and passionate PaperPhines are constantly looking for new ways to use their materials of choice, preserving and reviving old techniques and incorporating state-of-the-art methods into their designs.
The wooden spindles have either been handmade or vintage, giving them a timeless and unique character.