The name says it all - RecycleCindy. Over the years, we have enjoyed with enormous pleasure the free patterns RecycleCindy has generously offered on her website and await with great eagerness what this fabulous designer will make next.
This creative designer has made things from children to adults, from kitchen/bath to rugs, from dolls to holidays.
RecycleCindy has recently expanded her clothing/accessory line into a new territory - footwear.
Recycled Plastic Bag Sandals
And why not? I've always said that there is nothing that can't be made with plarn that can be made with regular yarn.
Any plarn crafter knows that an item made with plarn is not only very durable but even washable.
If you want to make a pair for yourself or surprise someone with a pair, RecycleCindy also offers an easy to follow tutorial on how to make plarn from plastic bags.
Thank you again, RecycleCindy, for another fabulous design!!
You can read more about RecycleCindy and the other recycled designers
on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
Market Bags are so versatile and an important accessory for any trip to the grocery store, farmer's market or produce stand.
For some, a market bag is just as important or almost as important as .... coupons!!!
But not just any market bag will do - especially not something mass produced.
Just think 5 t-shirts is all you need to knit one just like it yourself
Randi will even show you how to make
the t-shirt yarn with her step-by-step tutorial.
When faced with the dilemna of what to do with curtains that are stored away taking up space, Cats Knit has the solution. Easy - just make yarn!!
And after you make the yarn, make rugs!! This talented designer generously shares with us her knit rug patterns.
Curtain Yarn Rug #1
Curtain Yarn Rug #2
Just how easy is it to make Curtain Yarn, Cats Knits breaks the tutorial down in easy to follow steps.
Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's
newest Recycled Designer,
Catrina Lawrence of Cats Knits.
(also on Ravelry)
You can read more about Stefanie and the other recycled designers on the 'Meet The Designer' page.
When faced with a decision of what to do with extra fabric laying around the house, contibuting to overfilled landfills wasn't even a consideration for Teresa. She knew the easiest way to recycle textiles is to repurpose them. And, I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say her efforts were successful.
Recycled Into Yarn's newest Recycled Designer, Teresa Alvarez, shares with us her unique fabric yarn bag designs.
Please welcome Recycled Into Yarn's newest Recycled Designer,
You can read more about Teresa and the other
recycled designers on the
'Meet The Designers' page.
Krispian Lowe shows us that even old shirts or other old clothing that cannot be donated to charity shops can be repurposed.
Kayla not only enjoys coming up with new designs but enjoys giving them away as well to family and close friends. Her designs are user-friendly and made to be enjoyed by everyone including the family pet, Tony.
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Kayla's most recent design is Tony's Toy Tote that was created with plarn and finished with tarn. This design is a successful example of how beautiful recycled yarn combinations can be.
If you need help in making plarn, Kayla has done an awesome job with this instructional how-to 'Prepare Your Plarn' tutorial.
Let us not overlook this very creative dish scrubby made from potatoes, onions, apples, and garlic food packaging mesh bags that Kayla recycled into yarn.
Please help me give a huge thank you to Kayla on her adorable free crochet patterns that she makes available on her website, Kayla K's Thirfty Ways
, for all to enjoy.
RecycledCindy continues to delight us with her most recent beautiful designs -
Plarn Laundry Basket
Recycled Pink Plastic Purse.
We can't help but marvel at the beautiful colors, the size and style of each bag.
However, what makes the 2 newest designs even more remarkable is the number of plastic bags she used to create them. RecycleCindy has successfully kept 200+ plastic bags from ending up in the trash which is 200+ less in the landfill which is 200+ less from harming the environment .
Please help me give a huge thank you to MyRecycled Bags on the two newest free patterns that are made available on her website, MyRecycled Bags for all of us to enjoy.
For those that aren't quite familiar with the technique of spinning, the best way to explain it is the art of applying a continuous twist on the recycled yarn. This is accomplished by using a spinning wheel or drop spindle.
Spinning offers a unique but interesting texture that really does take the recycled yarn to a whole new level.
The amount of twist, making it thick or thin or even combining colors is an individual preference. Handspun recycled yarn is very versatile and easily adaptable to any crochet, knit and even weaving project.
There's no limit to the types of recycled yarn you can spin - from plastic bag yarn to newspaper yarn.
See for yourself just how much fun it can be. KristyRecycles offers the following tutorials on spinning plarn with both a drop spindle and a spinning wheel.
If you are a spinner, please share your experiences. What has been the most unique or strangest thing you have spun??
Please come back and visit because Part 2 will be Spinning with VHS Tape. You just have to see how this is done.
DON'T FORGET to cast your vote for the 1st Recycled Yarn-Along
by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on January 24th. See for yourself what is in the lead....