Paper To Wear May 19 2011

Check out this handmade tunic, created with our very own Kyosei paper

or (Kyoseishi) by Utah artist Kaye Terry.

Kyosei paper is crinkled by hand and repeatedly treated with a clear root starch, usually konnyaku, which results in a very pliable, sew-able, paper cloth.

Thanks to Kaye Terry, I'm inspired to make my own tunic or paper clothing to wear at our booth at the upcoming Surface Design Association Conference. Or at least I'll be wearing paper in some form; it's a promise!