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« on: August 14, 2008 01:30:31 PM »

I don't know if anyone has posted this yet, but I found this today and thought I would share it:
http://greenupgrader.com/2138/handspun-recycled-newspaper-yarn/
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008 03:35:38 PM »

thanks for sharing..this rocks..I wonder if I could do that..hmm...
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008 01:46:08 PM »

I'm so sad the link doesn't seem to be working. I really want to try this!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008 10:12:55 AM »

This is so strange!  Ok, the other day I was thinking, what the hell can I do with these newspapers (my dad leaves them all spread out across the floor which led me to think)?  Being a crocheter, I thought, hey, if I can reuse fabric and cut it into strips to create "yarn" then why not newspaper "yarn."  Now I know how to do it.  Thanks very much for this.  I couldn't be happier right now!
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 10:39:58 AM »

creative approach and very interesting. i like it - thanks for sharing
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2008 11:22:10 AM »

The other day I posted links to this in the "links" section and the crochet news section.  I forgot where i had heard about the newspaper yarn from and now I found out.  Opps!  I am so sorry for "stealing your thunder" so to speak.  I didn't mean to.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008 02:53:10 PM »

I actually want to go and buy a spindle now so I can do this! I can't actually believe it's possible!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008 11:08:37 AM »

I have tried it right after I read this post (since we have newspapers for free in college, I got a nice pile to start Wink )
But I didn't have such a weaving thing, so I grabbed a stick, made my first 10 cm and sticked them on the stick, and than I started rolling and rolling and rolling, very addictive !!! and fun !!! and black making ! (afterwords my fingers were as black as the newspaper Cheesy)
it is really strong if you roll it really tight. Haven't tried ti knit or crochet withit, 'cause I first want a LOT of this !!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008 02:48:08 PM »

whoa!  That's cool... I usually stick to origami hats, but now I can crochet one!  Great find... thanks for sharing. 
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009 07:59:53 PM »

That would be a ridiculously fun project
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