ever wondered what to do with all of those fabric remnants you have stashed in the back of the cupboard? or your old sheets? pillowcases? nappies???
make them into fab-yarn, which can then be knit or crocheted any way you please... let your imagination guide you!
I finished my cheerful rag bag yesterday, and I adore it... think I'll work on a basket next
Here are some very simple instructions to help get you started making fab-yarn
or click here to discover a no-join method of cutting... ingenious!
1. firstly you will need to cut or tear your fabric into strips which are approximately an inch wide
(actually, after much experimenting I have found that I prefer my strips half an inch wide... and generally use an 8.0mm crochet hook)
2. fold the end of the strip over
3. make an incision, taking care not to get too close to the end of the strip
4. now make an incision at the other end of each strip
5. thread one strip through the other
6. then bring the 'tail' of that strip through its own 'eye'
is this making any sense yet?
7. slowly pull the strips in opposite directions
8. continue to tighten, forming the join
despite the fact that this 'join' looks bulky in the photos... it is fairly smooth to work through, and doesn't add any bulk to the finished product