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Phoreiobothrium
« on: January 08, 2011 08:56:36 PM »

My New Year's resolution is to reuse and upcycle more.  I made twine out of plastic bags and used scrap yarn to make this coil basket. My first!  I wanted to start small, so it's sized for pocket contents and earrings.



What did I learn?  If I want to stay sane and finish more than one project a year, I need to make the twine thicker. I lost patience after the bottom took a week, doubled the width of the twine, and had the sides done in the span of a movie!

C & C's are appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011 09:05:37 PM »

Well done!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011 03:04:57 AM »

It looks cute. Could you explain a little more, how you did it? Is the plastic behind the yarn?
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011 07:47:10 AM »

cute idea. I am also trying to do more upcycle / recycle craft projects. I'd love to know how you made the plastic bag twine.
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011 09:38:46 AM »

Here's a link on how to make the plastic bag twine: http://diyfashion.about.com/od/crochetsupplies/ss/Make_Plarn.htm

You can also use it to knit and crochet, but none of the tools I had were big enough and the plastic bags were those heinous brown grocery bags.

What I did was wrap yarn repeatedly around the plastic bag twine core and coiling it as I went, adding a stitch down to the previous winding row with a crochet hook.  Here's a good tut on the basic idea that I adapted from: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/desert2.html

Next up: rug using braided twine and strips from old t-shirts?
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011 09:06:01 PM »

awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2011 10:25:02 AM »

You literally and figuratively went green on this project... (was the green color a coincidence or on purpose?)
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Phoreiobothrium
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011 09:00:34 AM »

A happy coincidence  Wink
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