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Yarn from old newspapers by Greetje van Tiem

More from the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show: Greetje van Tiem, a graduate from the academy's Man and Leisure department, presents a project that turns old newspapers into yarn that can be woven into carpets, curtains and upholstery.

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Van Tiem says she can make twenty yards of yarn from each newspaper page. She calls the project Indruk.

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See more from the Design Academy Eindhoven show in our Dutch Design Week category.

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Here's some text from van Tiem:

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Today's news, tomorrow's textile. 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.

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When you look closely you can see letters, a part of the date and colour schemes appear from a photo. You are not able to read the newspaper anymore, but the memory will be kept alive.

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