Plant Fibres

Mulberry Bark
Mulberry bark, from the north of Thailand, is sometimes referred to as Kozo fibre or Kozo paper. The sheets look like thick scrim with several layers. You can pull the layers apart and soften the fibres in water to separate, and use them as strips of fibre or create holes and gaps in the wet fibres for great texture. You can use them to create 3-D shapes.

Layer them with Angelina fibre for an interesting contrast. The holes are wonderful for adding all sorts of other little extras and the paper takes colour superbly. Easily manipulated and stretched when soaked in water. Great for stitching on, backgrounds, layers etc.

To create all over texture with paint, paint the bark and then press the bark onto fabric until you have covered your fabric with pattern, Or use the bark like a stencil, dabbing paint though the fibre mesh with a stuff paintbrush. Of course it takes dye very well. The rest is up to your imagination!
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Tissutex
Fibrous tissue from the abaca tree. Paper-like in appearance, and behaves like a fabric. This is an extraordinary tissue paper that has wet strength and can therefore be dyed with confidence and to great effect. Stitching on it is a breeze.
Can be printed onto, using inkjetset.
Pkt, 2 x A2 (51cm x 76cm) sheets: $4.50 ($4.09)

 

Tissutex Plus
Has the same usability as Tissutex, but is much heavier and therefore stronger.
Pkt, 1 x A2 (51cm x 76cm) sheet: $4.50 ($4.09)