Lizz Aston

back - next - exhibition

Lizz Aston

Lizz Aston: Wavering Paper Formation, 2010, spun paper, linen thread, crochet, 14 x 14"

Wavering Paper Form uses spun paper fibre crocheted into a beautiful, delicate doily form. Aston uses handmade Kozo paper from Japan in the spinning process. The sheets are folded lengthwise and cut into 2mm strips, leaving the edge of the sheet intact. She tears the paper end to end, to create one continuous thread and then spins it on an old fashioned spinning wheel. The fibres are dry. Spinning paper into fine threads is referred to as shifu in Japan and has a long history.