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GoodNewsFromBad
GoodNewsFromBad

“Newspaper passed through the maker's fingers transforms old stories into new stories to share with your family & friends. ”

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My meet the maker blog for Folksy all about me and my newspaper yarn:

http://blog.folksy.com/2018/02/20/good-news-from-bad-craft-as-therapy

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!

Note: all my cards are sold blank with no message inside.

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  • Little rain(bow) cloud - send a little hope - recycled get well card

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  • Mindful self compassion A5 postcard Pangolin Connection

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  • Mental health Card CUSTOM words

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  • Valentines Tiny Penguin with Balloon - Recycled - Eco - Newspaper yarn

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  • Personalised Newspaper Heart  - custom paper wedding anniversary card

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  • Mental health postcard "Stop the world"

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  • Mental health postcard "Take your time"

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  • Rainbow Spider - get well card (blank inside) - recycled

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  • Mental health postcard "Here for You"

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  • Mental health postcard "Keep Breathing"

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  • Get Well Card (blank) - Hand Drawn Goldcrest - Illustration

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  • Get well card (blank inside) - Dandelion Wish

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  • Mental health postcard "F--- this S---"

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  • Get well card (blank inside) be gentle with yourself - Illustration - compassion

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  • Spirit of a lion - Mindfulness Art - Recycled Cotton Print

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  • Pink spring blossom - Get Well Card - Recycled Cotton Print Keepsake

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  • GoldCrest - Get Well Card - Recycled Cotton Print Keepsake

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  • Recycled paper anniversary card (blank) - geeky, science, minimalist design

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  • Newspaper bunnies and daisies (blank inside) mother's day card - recycled

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  • Potted plant card - new home card - daisy - recycled

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  • Paper wedding anniversary card - "I think you're sweet" - recycled

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  • Personalised Newspaper Heart (small)  - custom paper wedding anniversary card

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  • Pangolin Connection on Recycled Cotton - Get Well Card Keepsake - Token

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  • Little rainbow - send a little hope - recycled get well card

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  • Eh Up Duck - Blank card

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About GoodNewsFromBad

GoodNewsFromBad

Handspun newspaper yarn designs

Thank you for stopping by my page. I am Bibi, a designer-maker in Manchester living with long-term mental health and physical health difficulties.

"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.

My drawings and photography are also based around the theme of hope, recovery, change and re-writing old stories. The drawings in particular are inspired by my personal recovery journey of trying to find meaning and a life that is hopeful through therapy, ideas, mindfulness meditation and self compassion practice.

The photography is mainly inspired by the practice of nurturing gratitude and noticing beauty to help build resilience in adversity. I often take photos as "stepping stones" to get me to appointments, or through windows when I feel unable to leave my home. Some of my favourite photographs have been taken in urban environments, next to busy roads or in overgrown gardens, though you might not guess that from the photos themselves!

All support in the form of clicks, likes, shares, favourites, tweets, comments, feedback and visiting us on social media are very much appreciated.

I LOVE making things personal to you , so if you are interested in a commission, then please do get in touch. There's more info on my blog. https://goodnewsfrombad.wordpress.com/newspaper-yarn-commissions/

**T&C**
You have a right to cancel your order and return the product for a full refund if you do so within 7 working days of receiving the goods and if reasonable care is applied to the return of the item so it is not damaged.

If the item is faulty or damaged, you may of course receive a full refund including postage for original plus the return. If photographic proof of damage is sent, return may not be necessary - please get in touch about this.

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