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Newspaper Yarn

By: Nisara - Published:   Updated: May 25 2011 • References: greetjevantiem.nl & dezeen
Greetje van Tiem, a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, has harnessed her artistic talents to transform old newspapers into yarn, which can be woven into carpets, curtains and upholstery. Each newspaper page can produce about twenty yards of textile material. If you look closely, you can still identify some letters. This creative innovation will be shown at Dutch Design Week 2007.

Implications - Greetje van Tiem claims that "the front page of a newspaper yields no less than twenty metres of yarn, making it possible to transpose yesterday’s news into tangible memories which can be transformed into all kinds of upholstery." Even though you cannot read the stories within the newspapers anymore, the memories will be "kept alive" through these innovative art pieces.

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