Last week I shared a post called “Spinning Scraps”. It was a post describing an idea I had of taking small yarn scraps and turning them into recycled and re-useable yarn. In short it involved breaking down the yarn and re-spinning it on a Turkish drop spindle at an incredibly slow pace. It was one of those things that I just had to see if it would work.
Well it did work. The yarn formed on the spindle with all sorts of pretty mixed, naturally dyed colors, and I just had to see if the yarn could actually be turned into something. I decided on a quick project (because I was very impatient to see the results) and created a crocheted bracelet.
To add to the earthiness I incorporated some wooden recycled beads bought at Nu To Yu on Pender Island (British Columbia, Canada). Every time we are on the island I hunt through the bins at the shop looking for treasures to incorporate into my projects. The button, used as a closure, is also one of my finds.
This has been a fascinating project. I am going to keep playing with the recycling of yarn, and perhaps try a larger knit or crocheted piece next. It is unpredictable, it is organic, it is eco friendly, and it is a pretty interesting way of working.
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Great idea! Turned out really cute!
Thanks. I’m going to keep playing with the idea.
It’s a great idea and the wristband and its colours look lovely. I also keep all my scraps but have never thought of re-spinning them. I might try that too.
I’m getting ready to try a second batch where I only break down the yarn part way to see what happens. When you are using scraps it is a cheap way to play.
and unique Deb, a lovely wristband, I like the beads and button embellishments too, Frances
Thanks. I went with what was just on hand.
So pretty! I love your choice of colors. And I agree, go BIG with this!
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