I'm so excited - my package arrived in the mail yesterday! I love getting fun mail! :D
Those of you who follow me on Facebook might know what I'm talking about (and if you don't follow me yet - join the fun!). Last week I wrote on my FB page that I had ordered some newspaper yarn that I had seen on Pinterest (you can follow me there, too!). I wondered how on earth someone could "spin" newspaper into "yarn" - and then my friend Lea found this tutorial (again from Pinterest, of course)! I'm not a spinner so I'm glad it was for sale, already done for me.
And isn't it wonderful? I love that it's made from Indian newspapers. I have no idea what language it's in (Hindi? Bengali? Punjabi? Tamil?) but the script is so lovely. I "unspun" a section of it to see further:
Maybe it's just me, but Indian papers seem to be more colorful than their U.S. counterparts. :D
This is a perfect example of "taking the discarded and making it arted", although the creators of this yarn took it a step further and made a material from which other items can be created. Brilliant!
Because I just got it yesterday, I haven't made anything with it - yet. It's pretty chunky, so I think it would be perfect for weaving into a trivet. I of course will also be trying different art projects with it - stay tuned!