Sunday, December 23, 2007

Well if you can spin gold from straw...



How fabulous is this? Dutch artist Greetje van Tiem spun yarn from newspaper and used it to knit and weave with.

I tried knitting with paper earlier in the year but couldn't get a loose enough tension - spinning it; now that would be fun. Curious Weaver explains how she did it.

Pic borrowed from www.dezeen.com

7 comments:

m1k1 said...

This is So Brilliant.

Donna Lee said...

That is amazing. Putting your own 'spin' on the news. hehe. I am amazed at how clever people are. There is hope for us as a race after all.

Janet McKinney said...

I would like to try that...

Janet

TinkingBell said...

Just great! Yarn from newspaper! Merry Christmas Taph, you are an inspiration and the 7 things will continue well into the New Year (for some inexplicable reason more came in than went out this week - especially from Bendigo)
Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

Marg B said...

Wow! The ultimate in recycling and reclaiming. Very impressive.

Dood said...

Geez you find the best stuff!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

That is too cool for words....