A yarn consisting of one or more continuous lengths of paper strip, or a yam incorporating one or more continuous lengths of paper strip as a major component.
Note1: Paper in normal widths is wound into rolls of substantial length, and cut or ‘slit’ into strips ranging from 0.5 mm wide upwards. By appropriate treatment (which may include ‘turning-over’ the edges or the application of adhesives or water or both), strips are twisted sufficiently to make a round-section, tubular form of yam. Coloured paper mat be used.
Note 2: Single paper yarns may be doubled, and one or more twisted with textile yarn(s) around a core yarn.
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