Hi! I have two questions that I thought might make for interesting discussion:1. I want to crochet a translucent ball for an amigurumi project, and I'm having trouble figuring out a good material to use.
I tried fishing line and it was way too difficult to work with. I also tried cutting a clear plastic produce bags into strips -- it was much easier to work with, but it loses its transparency when squished up and stitched. Has anyone here ever crocheted with clear elastic-y jewelry/beading cord? Or something like this
I would consider something that gives a feeling
of translucency, like a very sheer, shiny ribbon if you think that might work well. I'm also open to any other suggestions anyone has!2. What's the weirdest, non-yarn material you've ever crocheted with?
I've heard of "plarn" made from plastic grocery bags, or making jewelry by crocheting wire... but I'm curious to know about what other unconventional things are crochetable.
As I mentioned, I've tried fishing line and plastic bag strips... Also: wire, pipe cleaners, Xmas garlands, various kinds of cording and string, fabric strips, plant stems... Sometimes I'm trying to get a particular effect, and sometimes I just want to see if it can be done.