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Monday, April 30, 2007

recycling

I've been crocheting with plastic bags again, inspired partly by the new orange Sainsbury's bags. I tend to carry re-usable bags of various kinds folded and stached away and avoid adding to our collection of bags-under-the-sink, bags-in-the-cupboard, bags-in-the-recycling-bin. But M doesn't.....

I've made a couple recently for friends. One I forgot to take a photo of.... it was a bit slapdash and wibbly, i hope he liked it. These tend to come out a bit lopsided anyway, esp. as I'm not actually very good at crochet, I rather make it up as i go along.

Anyway, this is the second:



Its quite small and I was rather pleased with the shape.


A town in the UK is going completely plastic-bag-free for a minimum of 6 months.
Excellent eh? Click here for details.

If the idea catches on, maybe plastic bag bags will become collectible and things of great value?


I've also got a new technique for cutting the bags into long strips - my first textiles tutor showed me this, and its an adaptation of a Japanese paper-cutting technique I learned at a paper-spinning workshop - I'd not seen its possibilities. If anyone reading wants to know how, leave a comment and I'll do a post on it. Its much quicker, results in more even strips, and is much much less rustley, esp. for when watching TV with irascible family members.

4 Comments:

Blogger natural attrill said...

Oooh, what wonderfully bright colours!
I am just packaging up your parcel so it will be on its journey to london soon! (hopefully!)
Toby.

7:30 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

I didn't even realise it was made of plastic bags till you mentioned it....ahem, can you make me one too? ;-)

5:57 AM  
Blogger MARGARET said...

I thiink your bag is great . I have been knitting some bags with carrier bags but would love to try crochet and think i will give it a go.P I would really appreciate if you would share the cutting the bag technique

7:55 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

will do margaret....

11:35 AM  

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