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Topic: Handspun Brown and Green Plastic Yarn aka plarn  (Read 2313 times)
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« on: October 29, 2009 08:19:30 AM »



I'm a plarner so all my yarn is plastic yarn.

Since being introduced to the wonderful world of spinning by Rocket Yarn, I'm going crazy cutting and spinning.

Sharing my latest plastic yarn color combination.  I have a Louet Spinning Wheel and in just the short time I've had it, I have spun everything under the sun on it but fiber.





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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009 09:59:45 AM »

That's beautiful! I have a stash of target bags that are begging for the same.. *hmm*
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009 07:54:01 PM »

That's awesome! Do you have any projects in mind that you'd like to make with it?
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009 05:39:41 AM »

Does that yarn have good strength?  It seems like it would be awesome for knitting a shopping bag, does it hold up well?
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010 10:06:28 AM »

You would be so amazed at the strength and durability of a market bag/tote/purse or anything else that is made from plarn. 

Here is the market tote I made from this handspun plastic yarn:



Here is more of a close-up:


Thanks for letting me share this with you!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010 02:15:58 PM »

Ooh, thanks for sharing what this yarn turned into!
It looks amazing as a bag  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010 11:29:44 PM »

this is quite awsome Cheesy and looks lovely made up! whilst plastic bags are still in circulation we should be doing everything we can to recycle them and keep them out of the oceans and landfill. one question... do you have any trouble with biodegradable bags that seem to be everywhere these days? do you just avoid them? i made a few things out of plastic bags and am thinking one day they'll just disitegrate on me.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2010 05:27:59 PM »

cateus - oh no doubt the rugs I've made over the years will eventually break down and fall apart.  But I'll be honest, I've had more breakdown with my tarn rugs than my plarn rugs.  

I live in FL and I'm just waiting for the ordinance to pass banning plastic bags...  as a matter of fact I just recently did a blog post in favor of just that:
http://plastiqrecreation.blogspot.com/2010/01/until-plastic-bags-are-banned.html
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010 02:15:32 PM »

nice one. the tote looks really authentic..
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