I am an avid collector of plastic bags. I especially like colorful bags like those that come from Best Buy, Toys R Us and other retailers. I try to take canvas bags with me when I shop, but sometimes it is necessary to get a bag.
When I have a big box full of bags, I process them into plarn, plastic yarn. Bags are folded, the ends cut away and recycled, then the remaining tube is cut into 7-10 segments. Connect them and you have plarn! Learn more about plarn and the environmental harm plastic bags cause here: http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listecocrocsa.html
I like to create balls of plarn that are separated by color. I will cut a bag so that all the white goes into one pile, and texgt which is predominanty red or another color goes into a separate pile. That way I can have an all white ball, a ball of blue and white or red/black and white. I’ll use tan and gray bags to make a ball of natural colored plarn, and I love to get bright colors which I sometimes mix together to create a confetti colored ball.
Learn more about crochet and how to work with plarn here: http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listlearntosa.html
I’d love to see what others are doing with plarn! Post below.
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