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Topic: Tatted Plastic Grocery Bag Bookmark (& some twine)  (Read 3599 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2006 12:28:24 PM »

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For this type of 'plastic twine' I CAREFULLY cut the bag, keeping it as free of little scissor knicks as possible, stretch (pulling slowly) the strip about six inches at a time until it stops stretching without breaking...then 'perfection knot' all the stretched strips together (because no matter how hard you try it WILL break at some point)...then using my handy-dandy hair twister from Conair, I make plastic twine!  I have used an electric mixer for this purpose as well.  Just twist-tie the strands to the ends of the egg beaters, turn it on, have someone hold the middle of the twisted cord and let it twist up on itself.  Don't over twist it or it will get crazy on ya!  It is very strong when you make it like this...like if I make a 6 ply-strand, it would hold 100 ibs!  Seriously!

Cool! That makes sense -- I just need to know was a "perfection knot" is...  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2006 12:39:37 PM »

Well, I said perfection knot because that is what my friend called it...I looked it up online where I had learned it and it is a Hunter's Bend.  Here's the link...it's great because the other knots will slip with such slippery 'thread' as stretched bags.

http://www.scoutingresources.org.uk/knots_bendshunters.html

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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2006 04:37:29 PM »

hey, that's pretty cool!
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2006 08:56:44 PM »

Micol,

Your so 'knotty' that you should be a sailor!

Tongue  Glad everyone is excited about tablecloths!  I know that isn't recycling necessarily (unless you have a bunch of kids parties!), but it IS budget crafting, and that's cool too, right?

Can't wait to see your project!
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2006 09:02:16 PM »

Totally budget crafting!  You can make a bag for a dollar, I'm sure!!!  Way to go!

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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2006 09:21:06 PM »

You've inspired me! Now I want to knit plastic bags (because I can't crochet beyond a simple chain stitch). I'm thinking a door mat would be kinda cool.
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2006 09:32:29 PM »

A door mat would would be cool...but beware...think about the bags you've seen laying on the ground (dang litter-bugs!) 

If they are colored bags, they will fade in the sun.  I don't know about the white ones...they'll probably yellow a bit.  But, so they might be a few shades lighter...they'll still clean off your shoes!   Smiley

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