Oh, plarn.

June 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm (Uncategorized)


Ok, so… there’s a lot of crafters out there who have figured out how to spin plastic bags into yarn (aka, “plarn”). I decided to go one step further and spin it down so far that it can be used as embroidery thread, or crocheted with a 2.10mm (US size 3) crochet needle. It involves an extra step in treating the plastic, in order to make it strong enough to work with (and it is super strong).

Is this actually interesting? I can’t tell. I’m not sure if I’m just so smitten with having learned how to spin things that I think that it’s interesting, or if it actually has applications in the real world that are maybe good. Does anyone care about this? I’m not convinced…

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2 Comments

  1. Neb said,

    I think that is fascinating and awesome and a great way to use up a readily available material that often just ends up as trash. Once I learn how to crochet/knit (which are both on my list of “things to eventually do”), I will totally be interested in learning more about this process.

  2. ardenttie said,

    I think that’s pretty neat. It’s kind of like a modern day Rumpelstiltskin story. Instead of hay into gold, you’re turning “trash into treasure”. Pretty cool!

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