My meet the maker blog for Folksy:
Newspaper yarn available for custom orders (please message if interested):
2010: 30/09/10 (Guardian);
2011: 15/12/11 (South Manchester Reporter); 10/07/11 (Last News of the World) ; 14/02/11 (Guardian);
2012: 28/10/12 (The Observer);
2013: 22/06/13 (Independent); 27/07/13 (Newcastle Eve Chronicle);
2016: 18/06/16 (Guardian); 16/06/16 (Observer); 20/12/16 (Guardian)
2017: 18/02/17 (Guardian)
08/12/17 The Times
If you would like to discuss a commission to make something unique & personal (card or gift) please message - I love making your ideas a reality!
Send a little bit of sunshine in a card - to wish them well!
Made from hand spun newspaper yarn and recycled card. The plastic bag is compostable. All the colour in the yarn has come from the ink in the newspaper - I don't add colours.
"Goodnewsfrombad" is all about recovery, hope and transforming old stories (particularly difficult bad news stories) into new ones.
The newspaper yarn I make is carefully handspun from hand cut, thin strips of newspaper. I have tried spindles/shredders, but I find that using my fingers helps keep the yarn fine as possible as well as allowing me more control over the colours and textures produced.
I also think there is something important about knowing the newspaper has physically passed through the hands of the maker, which transforms the bad news stories and makes them a part of your stories as you send them to your friends and family.
This card is individually hand-crafted to-order and each item may therefore look slightly different to the one photographed.
Please message me if you are interested in bespoke designs, perhaps using newspaper from a special day, for cards or more intricate or larger pieces of art as gifts.
Newspapers very often tell stories in "black and white", reducing complex issues to simple messages and when we think of newspaper, we think of something black and white. Cut it up and spin it into newspaper yarn and a rainbow of subtle colours are revealed and the words that once told mostly bad news are given new life.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by GoodNewsFromBad within 3 days of receiving payment.
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Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man
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Unless faulty, the following types of items are non-refundable: items that are personalised, bespoke or made-to-order to your specific requirements; items which deteriorate quickly (e.g. food), personal items sold with a hygiene seal (cosmetics, underwear) in instances where the seal is broken.