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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

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5 pack Christmas Cards - snowman - Recycled - Eco - Newspaper yarn

5 pack Christmas Cards - snowman - Recycled - Eco - Newspaper yarn
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A pack of five little snowmen watching the snow fall in these magical eco-friendly Christmas cards made from newspaper on 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 sent in a compostable corn-starch wrapper.

"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.

Each card is lovingly made to order, and may look a bit different from the photo. If I can do anything to make this card fit your story a bit better then please drop me a line.

I also love making art from your stories, so do get in touch if you would like a commissioned piece to hang on your wall, perhaps even made from newspaper from a special day.


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 - I don't add colours!

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by GoodNewsFromBad within 3 days of receiving payment.

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USA and Canada £1.50 £0.00
Rest of the World £1.50 £0.00

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