Monday, March 10, 2008

Inspiration Monday #7: Recycled

After just an hour in the fabric store

I'm thinking a lot about spinning with 'non-traditional fibers': plastic, newspaper, material. There are many cool options out there and so many people willing to share how to do it! Here are just a few of the tutorials, ideas and inspirations:

Now that we're in Daylight Savings, my evenings are full of sunshine and I plan on taking more pictures of the process and will share if I make anything with these odd fibers.

Have you spun or knitted with anything not intended to be yarn?


Anonymous said...

Ohhhh, thanks for the mention on your blog :)

I knit with anything that will spin. I am knitting an afghan with baling twine. This has been a work in progess (as each hay season ends) but it's fun. It's a rather stiff afghan now but it will soften in time and in 50 years will be really soft and warm. An idea from history past.

I like to knit with cut up t-shirts. I have a friend who knit an awesome purse out of cut up bandanas of different pastel colors.

Get on over to my blog and leave me a comment as to what you think would make a good prize for my contest to name my wedding yarn!

Felicia said...

Beautiful fabrics :)