SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010 | Comments: 4
One thing always leads to another. My T-shirt project from a few weeks ago started me thinking about yo-yos. I wondered if it were possible to apply the same technique to paper. I love brown paper bags so, that was my first choice and it turned out to be a successful venture…
I wrapped a gift using a paper grocery bag. This paper was easy to work with – both malleable and strong. I was able to sew yo-yos out of this paper using a needle and quilting thread.
To make the brown paper bag easier to work with and give it a subtle, wrinkled texture – I balled it up a pulled it out flat a few times. This breaks the stiffness of the paper, making it softer and easier to shape. I glued the yo-yos to the package and wrapped it with waxed paper twine to add layered detail. I like to add various textures to monochromatic pieces to create depth and interest.
To make paper yo-yos I strongly advise using the Clover Quick Yo-Yo Maker – available in the sewing supply section of Michael's (about $9.00). Follow instructions on package – substitute paper for fabric. I find quilting thread is best for this project.
Here’s a link to Amazon for Clover Yo-Yo makers.
We’re listening to Kings Of Convenience today.