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!
Can't find the right birthday card for a special person? Why not let me help you come up with something unique and thoughtful? You have a totally blank canvas to work with!
"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.
Please have a look around at the various card designs available to see what is possible and then get in touch to discuss your special eco-friendly, unique and personal handspun newspaper yarn card.
I am more than happy to provide ideas and inspiration based on what you tell me about the person and the occasion or message.
Do leave some time for us to chat about what design would work and time for me to make the design before it needs to be posted out to you. Depending on how simple the design, the quicker I can turn it around for you.
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?
Shipping & delivery
This item is made-to-order and will be posted to you by GoodNewsFromBad within 5 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|
This is a custom-made item and cannot be returned unless faulty.