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JGorse
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« on: April 19, 2009, 06:46:38 PM »

I really should get out more.  This is what I did today with 2 carrier bags  :mwaha:


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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 06:51:37 PM »

JJ - did I understand your post right, you made those flowers out of plastic bags?Huh???
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JGorse
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 06:52:55 PM »

Yep B  Smiley

I made "plarn" (plastic yarn) and crocheted them.  I really do need to get out more.....  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 06:59:25 PM »

They good great JoJo.  I wouldn't have known they were made out of plastic bags if you hadn't of said.  And they are sooooooo much better than my attempt at crochet.  That was a rather pathetic experiment which i say not be re-trying!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 06:59:55 PM »

OMG - JJ they are fabulous, I am totally gobsmacked, that is so flippin' clever, they look great. Do you have to melt the bags somehow, I have never seen anything like that, lol. Think I need to get out more, dunno about you.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 07:04:01 PM »

I CANNOT believe they are plaggy bags!!!   Shocked  How?  I can't get over that
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JGorse
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 07:07:14 PM »

Ta Smiley

Crochet isn't difficult, honest.  I think that's why I like it - you can do complicated-looking stuff with even the basic stitches.  I've still got a lot to learn but I find it quite relaxing.

I just make a long length of "yarn" by cutting the bags into strips and then use it like I would any other yarn.  It does make your fingers ache though 'cos it's quite hard to work.

These can either be used as a decoration for a plain bag or as a brooch.  (Well, when I've found some brooch pins and sewn them on  Roll Eyes )

If you want a laugh, have a peek at my blog.  I get easily bored so I've done some "diabolical doilies" and they're truly hideous  :mwaha:  More interesting than keep on doing plain cream/white ones, but pretty painful on the eyes.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 07:09:03 PM »

You can make substantial beach/shopping bags knitting with plarn.
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JGorse
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2009, 07:10:06 PM »

I did that EJ - got the gauge wrong though and ended up with a toilet bag  :mwaha:
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 07:18:04 PM »

JJ actually more people should stay in if they would come up with great ideas of what to do with plastic bags, it's so great, i hate plastic carriers as they wont rot and i never know where to take it for recycling. This is really creative.
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2009, 07:40:57 PM »

Thanks Y.  I hate the things too.  Brighton council used to recycle them but they don't any more - we have to separate our recycling by putting glass into carrier bags and they then chuck the bags back in the box (if they can be bothered).
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 07:47:34 PM »

They would look lovely fixed to small gift boxes of soap, on the lid somehow. A beautiful finishing touch.
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 07:49:57 PM »

How about making a hat JJ - I'm sure you could come up with something stylish.
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JGorse
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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 07:51:29 PM »

They're a bit big for little boxes B - the biggest one is as big as the palm of my hand.

Strange you should say that EJ, they was a Dutch guy in Portugal wearing a hat made from recycled bags that he'd bought in South Africa!
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2009, 07:56:16 PM »

i was going to say i remember something like that  from growing up, the Hat, we also had a mat that seemed to have been made from plastic bag yarns but there  were roundish rather than flatish.
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