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« on: May 19, 2009 06:02:50 AM »

At work they were getting ready to throw away this:



It's an almost unused 1000 yard spool of cotton tying tape-- it's a lot like a fairly loosely woven twill tape.  100% cotton, about 5/8" wide.

I know it will turn into something awesome.  The question is what-- can y'all help me out?!?
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 06:05:37 AM »

crochet, string art, ribbon style "string" balloon lantern, ruffles on somethin that needs rufflin lol
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 07:46:39 AM »

Ooooh, I know! Ever hear of / see a ribbon hat? You basically start making a hat by starting with a spiral (flat) of your ribbon, and you stitch the edges to each other, shaping as you go. You can do big sun hats, any shape you can wind it out to. And since this is cotton, you could dye the ribbon, either before forming your hat(s), or after. I am jealous- what cool freebie!! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 07:49:57 AM »

I would use the tape to make some sort of garland to hang around a room.  You could add trinkets, beads, anything you want and make it as long as you want.  
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 08:26:49 AM »

Knit or crocheted grocery bags!
You can even dye them once they are done.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 02:19:06 PM »

Dye some of it and weave place mats.  What a great find!
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009 12:13:22 AM »

Woah, I want some! Hmmm... Jewellery? Put beads and stuff on them and make it into those door curtain thingos!
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009 04:42:24 AM »

My current thinking is that I might use a big hunk of it to crochet a rug for my bathroom using the same technique I used to make these potholders:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207496.msg2218466#msg2218466

That might feel really good to step out of the shower on, and would probably be very absorbent and maybe even a little cool!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2009 05:20:39 AM »

Well, if it's wide enough and you have enough patience/thread, you can do a fagotting (sp?) stitch and create fabric. I've actually see this done with old snap tape. If you have trouble with the tape moving, you could always use a dissovable interfacing (cut to your pattern shape), lay out the tape, iron and then sew together.

It's a thought. I would try it but then again I made a king-size quilt of fabric strings as small as 1/2".  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2009 08:48:53 AM »

You sound like a crafter after my own heart.  If it's not fussy and a major PITA, I'm generally not all that interested.  Smiley
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