I have discovered PLARN!!!!
- plastic yarn
- thread made of plastic shopping bags and used for knitting and weaving.
- a continuous strand or thread made from plastic shopping bags
I cannot remember where I first discovered my new obsession. But somewhere I saw something made out of plastic bags. Now my daughter-in-law really REALLY dislikes all of the plastic going to landfills. She thinks they should be outlawed. I agree that we, as a nation, send too many things to landfills. My mantra is "Never throw anything away."
Because of my daughter-in-law's thoughts, I decided to make her a plarn bag for Christmas. She liked it so much, she encouraged me to make more bags.
I looked at several videos and websites for making plarn. Some cut the bag into loops and tie them together. I tried this, but didn't like all of the knots. I prefer the continuous loop method.
I also looked at several patterns. This is the one I finally decided to try: Messenger Bag Crafted from Plastic Bags. Here are the first bags that I made.
Plastic Fat Bottom Bag and so I made these
The bags take at least 10 hours to make and about 50 bags each. It has been fun, but they will be very expensive to buy.
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