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« on: January 13, 2010 03:51:38 AM »

For my final uni project, I crochet a collection of sea creatures including fish, jelly fish, a turtle and a seahorse. Each and every single one is constructed entirely from PET bottles. The string I cut by hand, just around and around bottles very finely to create a yarn I could crochet.
For the fish I cut the base off a bottle and then crochet fins. For the jelly fish, I took the bottoms that I had cut from the bottles used for the fish, crochet 2 curly tentacles, attatched them to the centre and then attached long single crochets around the edge. I had to get a little bit more creative when it came to the turtle and seahorse, but i think they turned out ok! I still want to experiment with different species!


you can see all the interesting shadows they cast on the wall, it makes it look like there is twice as many as they are.
this was only half my major work. the other half was coral pieces crochet from plastic bags, i might post them in a seperate post.
hope you enjoy, appreciate all feed back Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010 04:31:48 AM »

Amazing!  I'm in awe of your creativity!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010 04:41:23 AM »

They almost look like glass. I have never seen anything like this. Beautiful little sea creatures!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010 05:08:51 AM »

this is very cool. i cannot fathom the patience to cut out the 'yarn' let alone crochet with it.  excellent job.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010 05:19:19 AM »

This rocks! I'm not a big fan of anything jellyfish... but I just love yours!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010 05:56:01 AM »

Those are so clever! I'm so impressed by how you constructed them, I bet they look quite ethereal in real life.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2010 07:13:40 AM »

They are gorgeous, and represent so much time and effort!  I am assuming that they and your plastic bag coral items are a comment on pollution in our planet's oceans?  If so, I love the juxtaposition between the beauty of your work and the ugly reality of what is happening to our sea creatures world wide.  Am hitting 'this rocks'.  I bet you get an awesome grade!  Would love to see your crochet coral also!
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2010 08:22:45 AM »

Great project, and nicely executed!
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010 08:41:30 AM »

Your fish are so neat. Definitely different and creative.
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2010 10:27:24 AM »

This is so stunning, I cannot even fathom how you created these gorgeous pieces.
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