I just took a class on shifu. We cut the paper, wetted it down with damp towels and spun it off of bobbin winders. It was fun and thinner than I thought it would be. We used old pattern paper and newspapers. The teacher sent us home with some washi (traditional mulberry paper used for shifu) to try also. Our project, to be completed in the next month, is to weave something with the paper yarn. Our teacher showed us examples of placemats and she has also made a vest.
Anyone have experience spinning or weaving this yarn? Did you make anything with it? How did it come out?