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cateus
« on: May 14, 2008 03:45:05 PM »

im working on my major project atm to a theme of recycling and the damage desposable products are doing to the earth. i have been collecting anything and everything that would normally become landfill to use as my materials.

i cut up two cola bottles into a fine string and the proceded to crochet them into a tree...

i love the look of the plastic crochet

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2008 03:46:04 PM »

How on earth did you cut them that thin? That's amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2008 03:52:58 PM »

This is really incredible.  My school (the university of vermont) had eco-art all over campus during Earth week... several trees were hung with plastic bottles that had been collected from just trash cans (not recycling bins), and the display was really powerful and overwhelming.  Someone also crocheted sweaters/cozies for several trees out of bright yellow plastic bags.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008 03:59:08 PM »

very cool Smiley this is really awesome
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008 04:15:22 PM »

Wow I had to hit the This Rocks button for this. Nice Job
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008 04:16:00 PM »

That's amazing.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2008 04:31:21 PM »

this is amazing can't imagine how long it took to cut the bottles that thin. good job
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008 04:32:40 PM »

maybe it's just me but I in addition to the tree, I see it as some kind of undersea coral or anemone or something. I would totally put that in a fish tank!
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008 04:56:09 PM »

this is really wild... please you should post about this (maybe put a link?) over in eco-craft-a-long, too!!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170428.0
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008 04:56:53 PM »

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