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.
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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.