New Yarn (and a Tutorial!)

No, I did not break my yarn diet!!  Not really, anyway.  My office wants to participate in the SWANCC Trashy Fashion Show in November.  The rules are to use 90% recycled materials to create a wearable work of art.  I put the call out to my co-workers for a ton of different supplies, the most important of which being t-shirts.  I am turning used up t-shirts into yarn!


To do this, I lay the t-shirts out flat, and bring in my hand pair of scissors.


I cut across the t-shirt from armpit to armpit.  I have been storing the tops of the shirts, trying to think about what I could possibly make with them.


Then, you cut off the clunky hem at the bottom.  I have plans for these!


And then, you start cutting the t-shirt into a continuous spiral.


This is what I have so far!  I’m excited to find ways of utilizing the color in the design.


And here is a sneak peek at what I’m working on.  I don’t want to put it down!  I’m using a massive crochet hook – size N, and I feel like I really ought to go up to a larger one.  Maybe I will for the rest of it.  Any guesses as to what I’m making??


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin
    Jun 28, 2013 @ 15:36:07

    Super cool terrifying inspiration. Thanks!


    • Little Green Pixie
      Jun 28, 2013 @ 15:52:09

      It’s so easy, too!! Just wait until you see the finished product.

      Also, there’s a tutorial around two Halloween’s ago about turning plastic shopping bags into yarn (called “Plarn”). Check that out!


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