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!
Celebrate a birthday with three lovely paper balloons on this card made from handspun newspaper and recycled card.
Each card is individually hand crafted from handspun newspaper yarn and recycled card and is hand-signed by the artist. Size: A6 with kraft brown recycled envelope and wrapped in corn-starch protective wrapper (compostable).
"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. If you would like your balloon birthday card customised, please drop me a line - I love making your ideas into reality for you!
Equally, do drop me a line if you are interested in commissions of larger pieces of custom or bespoke newspaper art as a gift. These can be made using newspaper from specific dates to make the pieces more meaningful and personal.
Newspapers may seem black & white and full of bad news but hand spinning the paper into yarn reveals hidden colours and the words are given new life. Good news from bad, new stories from old ones - why not make this little piece of good news from bad, a piece of your story now?
Any colour in the yarn has come from the ink in the newspaper
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
|USA and Canada||£1.50||£0.00|
|Rest of the World||£1.50||£0.00|
You have 14 days, from receipt, to notify the seller if you wish to cancel your order or exchange an item.
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.