an experiment: spinning plastic bags

by kath_red on 10/05/2008

in Green Crafting

from laughing purple goldfish: For months I have been collecting plastic bags and cutting them into strips. Supermarket bags, bread bags, fruit and vegetable bags. Collecting and cutting. Collecting and cutting. Then I spun two strands together, and plied those with another two strands I had spun together. I ended up with two balls of plastic yarn. Much less than I would have anticipated. A little disappointing, but an interesting experiment all the same.

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1 Marie May 10, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I don’t know – I think that these could be knitted into a fabulous shopping bag. It’s nice colorful “yarn”!

2 Kelly Stewart May 11, 2008 at 9:05 pm

I like this idea!As a weaver I may have to try incorporating recycled plastic into some of the rugs we do.Thanks for this great recycle reminder.

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