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« on: September 09, 2007 12:23:35 PM »

why hello there Smiley

I'm obviously a bit of a craftster novice (second post, anyone?) but thought I'd volunteer this bracelet I made.  I didn't think anyone has done this before, even though I've seen people knit and crochet bags from strips of polythene in a similar way. Just let me know if you've seen it/done it before as I don't want to make some false claim to pioneership!

(apologies for the graininess of the image, I promise my photography gets better from here onwards.)

It's old oxfam/charity bags cut into strips, and then finger-knitted (tatted? whatever you like to call it, very popular with "the kids" a while back) into an organic-looking rope. I sellotaped the ends together quite tightly and wore it for ages ~ before losing it to the mess of my room.  Embarrassed

what d'you reckon, folks?
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007 12:58:14 PM »

I haven't seen this idea either - I like it! Grin

I might have to have a go at something similar myself!

Maybe if you were going to make another one you could make a loop at one end of the bracelet and sew a button to the other end to fasten it.

My Jewellery website - www.jingsthings.com
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007 10:55:40 PM »

is that the thing we'd do with the plastic ribbon type stuff to make keychains? where you have 4 bits of plastic and you fold them over and under each other? I googled tatting and fingerknitting and I think you're talking about something else... but that looks sweet.

oh, and i have to try fingerknitting! thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007 05:41:41 AM »

yeah, I'm almost definitely talking about something else, but I couldn't think what it's called. ahah! it's probably macrame. which is a kind of finger-knitting, I think. I've got a pretty ancient book that tells you how to do all sorts of knots and things. Anyway, glad I inspired you to try something new  Wink
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