An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
A recent newsletter from Interweave Press had an article about 'plarn'. That's a portmanteau word combining 'plastic' and 'yarn'. It showed how to cut plastic bags up and turn them into a form that can be crocheted or knitted or whatever. Woven perhaps. It wasn't quite as easy as it sounded. The bag is folded and cut into strips that are actually loops, and then those loops linked together. You have to be careful joining them that the two sides are even. On my first attempt I cut the strips too wide. I forgot to take into account that in the plarn, the plastic is doubled. I made the next batch half as wide and that worked. I haven't made anything with plarn yet, but I can see it has possibilities.