Wednesday, May 19, 2010
recycling an old belt
Thanks for all your responses to my last post. I do love to hear feedback from you... it's always of interest to me to hear what your experiences are... and also the ideas that you have
I especially love the idea of fusing the woven plastic (thanks frill.friend)
Also... I hadn't ever thought of adding beads into the plarn as I ply it... another fabulous idea! (thanks echo)
Well, the body of the plarn bag is finished...
but what to do for a strap???
Experience has taught me that as a general rule, crochet straps s-t-r-e-t-c-h.
I wish it wasn't the case, but they do.
Or maybe I just put far too much STUFF into my bags???
Anything is possible...
Now that I think about it though... I've only ever worked crochet straps widthways. I've chained say 6 sts, and then worked short rows of sc until I reached the length that I wanted.
I usually work a row of sc down each side of the strap for extra stability, but I'm wondering if I would get a better result if I worked the entire strap sideways... like I chained 80sts, and then worked 6 rows???
Well... that's something to try another day... because today I've decided to use a belt.
Sometimes I like to make a feature of the buckle... like I did with this bag
But there's nothing that I find terribly interesting about this one. So the plan is to remove the D-rings (which I'm sure will come in useful for another project at some point) and just use the fabric for the strap.
Now... off to find something for the lining...