Paper and cloth aren’t really so different. If you spin cellulose fibres, you get viscose; if you ‘felt’ them you get paper. An over- simplified account, but broadly factual. This circle is made from handmade paper and silk – dupion silk and a little bit of kozo fibre, which comes from the mulberry tree that feeds the silkworms. I like the bit of tree fibre that kind of holds the paper and fabric together here.
I found a scrap of appropriate text from an old book of poetry and a circle of hand-painted paper, and committed the terrible faux-pas of using glue to attach them to the silk. Glue! It did feel a bit like an act of rebellion, and I know at least one of you will be doing a very sharp intake of breath at this point. Sometimes the easiest, most obvious way really is the best.