Friday, June 29

Fusing Plastic Bags

Amy sent me this link yesterday. I thought it was so cool looking! I just had to try it. I even went out a bought a ironing board for it. I know what your thinking how so you not have an ironing board?! Well I just didn't. I'm not that fancy of a dresser and If we ever really needed something ironed I just put some towels down on the table and did it that way, it
worked. Anyways now I have one.

Go look at the tutorial! It's great!

So you start out with some plain old grocery bags and use a little scissor action and some
ironing... and in the end you get this plastic material almost like a fabric... way cool. I just cut out a bunch of letters to make my blog name, it was a lot of fun. I want to make a knitting tote out of mine. I even made some straps. Everything is a bit wonky and definitely not completely flat, but I don't care:o) Now all I need to do is sew it all together. That requires me actually getting my sewing machine out and using it, something I've yet to do. I could see the possibilities being endless. One person even used the inside of a chip bag to make metallic designs on her purse...

In other news I tried my hand at Navajo plying. It went OK. I over spun it a lot. My feet just wouldn't slow down. (white, llama) No that isn't a birds nest. My second attempt was a lot better (brown, llama and mohair), but still over spun. Does any one have any suggestions?! I like the look of the 3ply and would like some pointers on how to correct myself.


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As always, cool stuff!

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Karen said...

That plastic bag stuff looks so cool . . . I may have to try it out. Yeah, I hardly ever iron either - but I will for a cool craft. LOL I can't wait to see the new knitting tote you make with your plastic bag creation. :)

Renee said...

That bag is very cool and I have to try it.

I am the queen of overspinning singles so I have no suggestions about your navajo plying. Heck, I only hope to get to that point someday.