Here at the Paper Crafter’s Library, one of our missions is to keep our finger on the pulse of the Paper Crafting industry and to help keep YOU up-to-date on all the hottest trends.
That’s why we’ve decided to launch a new feature on our blog which we are calling “Trendy Tuesday”. Every week we’ll explore a current trend and I’ll show you a variety of different projects from talented crafters/artists that incorporate that trendy item.
This week we are exploring one of my favorite products….Baker’s Twine!
Originally used in food preparating and packaging, about 3 years ago it started to find it’s way into the paper crafting market until it eventually became very main stream.
To scrapbook pages….
…the crisp white twisted with a splash of color brings to mind the striped candy sticks I loved as a child – the red and white in particular also fills me with nostalgia for the sugary goodness my grandmother used to bring home from the local bakery.
While Baker’s twine can be purchased in massive spools at Bakery and Restaurant supply stores, we have started to see many scrapbook and crafting companies produce it in smaller quantities, in a rainbow of different colors.
There are even some online stores that have popped up that sell nothing but twine! Here’s a few of the current Baker’s Twine products I’ve found on the market:
The Twinery has 14 different colors, and sells their twine either in the 240 yard spools you see picture below or in smaller 15 yard skeins.
Divine twine is another online store that sells Baker’s Twine exclusively, however they only sell it in 240 yard spools. They offer 12 colors in all – 11 of them are the traditional white with a color, the 12th is an “air mail” variety with red, white and blue.
At the Summer CHA in Chicago, Doodlebug introduced their own version of Baker’s Twine which they call “Doodle Twine”. It’s an extra-colorful twine because they include two strands of the color for every one strand of white, rather than the typical 1:1 ratio. You can find it on 20 yard spools in 9 different colors + a Halloween Mix (white, orange and black) and a Christmas mix (white, red and green)
They also have an assortment of twine cards:
You can find a variety of different color sets in Jillibean Soup’s product line, which coordinates with their current and older product releases.
When My Mind’s Eye released their mid-season Lime Twist collection, they also released 12 shades of coordinating Baker’s Twine which is sold on 20 yard cards.
Pink Paislee also introduced baker’s twine into the House of 3 branded lines: Soiree and Daily Junque. When you look closely at the colors, you see that there are both white/color twists as well as color/color twists.