I have started to consider the possibilities of spinning paper after starting to follow a group on Facebook dedicated to paper yarn, thread and textiles. It has been extremely inspirational seeing the work.
I have a drop spindle and after watching the you tube video from Vicki Howell I thought I would give it ago. I started with pages from a phone book which worked quite well but I didn’t like the colour. I then decided to tear strips from a guardian paper. This was enormously frustrating the paper broke very easily and was impossible to get any significantly useful length.
After this frustrating start I decided to order some plain newsprint. This worked really well.
2nd April 2015
I have experimented spinning with some printed handmade wrapping paper. It is easier again to spin and gives a nice consistent tight yarn. I have now bought some unprinted undyed handmade paper to experiment further with.