Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday is Collection, Stash & Materials

Crocheting/ Knitting with Non-Traditional Materials

Why not try your fiber skills beyond the standard threads and yarns? There are all kinds of fiber artists out there that use non-traditional materials for fiber. Below is a list of alternative materials you could try:

  • Wire
  • Shoelaces
  • Cord
  • String
  • Leather lacing
  • Fishing line
  • Ribbon
  • Novelty Yarns
  • Stripes of fabric (cut or torn)
  • Strips of plastic (use those old grocery bags up)

Here are a couple of images I found on the net made from non-traditional materials:


This cuff was crochet from wire


This wallet was knitted using fabric strips. The fabric used is pictured above it

knitting with plastic bags

This complete outfit was knitted from plastic bags. Including the belt.

I even looked up a few tutorials for you:

How to Knit with Wire

How-To Knit or Crochet With Fabric

How to Knit a Bag from Plastic Bags

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