From the always interesting GreenUpgrader.com, here's a how-to for lessening that pile of newspapers in the garage. Designer Greetje van Tiem shows how she spins yarn from sheets of old newspaper. When spun tightly and woven into a mat-like structure, newsprint becomes quite strong and durable. Greetje uses it to make things like this cool rug, and also room dividers.
Click here for GreenUpgrader's step-by-step tutorial to learn Greetje's spinning method. Check out the comments section too, as there are lots of good tips - crumpling the sheets first, for example, makes them easier to spin.
photo credit: www.greetjevantiem.nl/