What is Paper Yarn?

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If you're a fan of crafting and DIY projects, you may have heard of paper yarn. But what exactly is it? And how is it different from traditional yarn made from wool or cotton?

Paper yarn is a unique and eco-friendly type of yarn that is available in different forms including string, ribbon and yarn. Paper yarn can be made from a variety of materials, including recycled paper, corn husks and from pulped fibre including hemp, bamboo and linen.

Paper string is made from thin strips of paper that are twisted or spun together to create a thread-like material that can be used for knitting, crocheting, weaving, and other crafts.

Paper ribbon and yarn is often crafted from pulped natural fibre which is then be moulded or spun into various shapes and forms. These processes can create a strong and durable yarn that is perfect for a variety of projects from garments to jewellery and baskets.

One of the benefits of paper yarn is that it is eco-friendly and sustainable. By using recycled paper or other natural materials to create yarn, you can reduce your environmental impact and create beautiful, unique crafts at the same time.

Other advantages of paper yarn are that it is light weight, strong, durable and easy to work with. Unlike traditional yarns made from wool or cotton, paper yarn is not bulky or heavy, making it ideal for creating delicate, light or intricate projects.

Some common uses for paper yarn include handcrafted jewellery, clothing, baskets, textile art and home decor items. Because paper yarn is so versatile, the possibilities are endless.

In summary, paper yarn is a unique and eco-friendly type of yarn made from paper. Whether you're an experienced crafter or just starting out, think about using paper yarn in your next project. With its unique beauty and sustainable qualities, paper yarn is sure to be a hit with both you and the planet.

Explore our fabulous collection of Paper Yarn here.

Want to know more about Paper Yarn? Read about its history here

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