Beyond the News

04/10/2010 at 10:01 pm (Past workshop)

Newspaper bag and magazine basket
Have you seen the beautiful newspaper bags from India? Many people are interested in making their own, so we kicked off this week’s Rubbish Revamped session by coaxing newspaper sheets into useful, attractive and quite quirky bags. Fancy a go yourself? Here’s a link to one version of the bag http://www.greengreengrocer.co.uk/media/downloads/instructions.pdf
And if that wasn’t tricky enough, we moved onto weaving baskets from magazines. It’s actually a lovely technique – once you get the hang of it – that is transferable to newspaper and cardboard too. The group got quite imaginative not just with the Guardian magazine but with copies of Match magazine and Gamesmaster – no pink & girly crafting here tonight. Note the junkmail bunting hanging overhead. This is dead easy to make. I’ll post a little guide to this sometime.

Baskets and bags

Baskets and bags


Newspaper bag and magazine basket

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