Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Today I Made...

Today, I made...a great big, giant (about the size of a soccer ball) ball of pretty flowery 'yarn:'
It takes a bit of time, but it's a lot of fun & pretty simple to do. I used a pretty, buttery yellow, flannel sheet, cut/torn into strips along the grain (these vary in size, but a 1.5" width seems to be a good average). The strips were then sewn together (this can be right sides facing together or all strips facing the same way) with a 1/4 to 1/3" seam. Strips can also be knotted together, which will create an even more rustic look to the yarn. This is rolled into a ball & viola, a giant ball of yarn. Done this way, the yarn can be crocheted or knitted using large needles/hooks made for bulky yarn or arm knitted/crochet, if you want to try a fun, new fad...
Now, what should I make with my pretty, new yarn? A little rug, maybe? A bag or tote? SAM
How about you? Did you make anything today? Have you ever tried making your own yarn (beads, etc.)? I'd love to hear about it!

2 comments:

Linda said...

That is gorgeous! I've made t-shirt yarn and crocheted made it into a picnic basket! I love re-using:)

Shelley McElhiney said...

Thank you Linda! Hm, maybe I can make baskets...You can never have too many;)