Category Archives: Twine

Sim & Zou


Sim and Zou are two French artists based in Nancy, France.  The duo, Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann, are best known for their installations using primarily their favorite material, paper. In reviewing their projects we found this incredible handmade font created with thread and paper. Weave Type 2 was made with 550 yards of thread and required about 6 hours per letter.

You can see their first weave font and paper projects on their website and on Behance.

Images:  Courtesy of Sim and Zou.

Itotooshi


Found this on Base Mag., an  ecommerce business that list a variety of online shops. These incredible thread art is featured in the shop called Itotooshi.  The creator weaves silk yarn on paper using straight lines to create these patterns.  

Images:  Courtesy of Itotooshi.

Art Fiber Endo

Next time we are in Kyoto we will probably be on the lookout for this shop, Art Fiber Endo. We love the collaboration between this specialty materials store and Kutani Tsutsumi, a pottery manufacturer established in 1860.  The shop offers supplies for making your own thimble and bamboo string tassels.  The exquisite tassels incorporate a hanging thread from above, a Kutani thimble as a cap and a tufted yarn for the skirt.  They also create other versions of tassels which we are anxious to see up close.

You can find Art Fiber Endo on their website, Facebook and Minne, a Japanese handmade marketplace.

Images:  Courtesy of Art Fiber Endo.