Thursday, 24 January 2008

This morning, on one of the many design blogs I like to cruise daily, I saw this and was completely stunned:
That is yarn made from recycled newspapers, people! It is the brainchild of Dutch designer Greetje van Tiem. Apparently she can make twenty yards of yarn from one deconstructed page. Check out this ottoman she knitted with it:

And around the homefront,I recently got this awesome double mug and cookie plate set from Dolamakes on Etsy: Llamas!! In love!!!
I think they look like alpacas, but I'm not going to argue with the artist. I love it SO much!!! Be sure to check out her wares, she does handpainted designs on recycled dishes.


Susan said...

That is soooo impressive. The ottomon is very urban and earth friendly!

Team Knit ! said...

Newspaper yarn? thats friggin sweet. I can't imagine what size needles she used... on the spindle it looks so fine and thread like.. perhaps she plies them together?


dlittlegarden said...

Cute mugs and plate!

Wow, how is that newspaper yarn made?? I'd love to try it.

lekkercraft said...

Cute! I love the recycled plates. I bookmarked a tutorial for those and now I want to make them.

I wonder how she spun up that newspaper so finely? My dutch is waaaaay too rudimentary to figure any copy from her site out. But her website is really, really cool and creative. Definitely keeping that bookmarked - thanks for the link!

Viktoria said...

cool. newspaper yarn... that's crazy!

GalGreetsCity said...

Newspaper yarn sounds AMAZING. I'd love to get my hands on some and knit magazine baskets. mmm.