Viernes Discusión abierta: Materiales alternativos Crochet

por Kathryn en Febrero 10, 2012 · 13 comentarios

en Crochet Discusión

crochet discussions Friday Open Discussion: Alternative Material Crochet

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Valoro lo que mis lectores tienen que decir y pensar que su voz puede contribuir mucho conocimiento a este blog. Todos los viernes, voy a publicar un pensamiento o una pregunta que creo que es pertinente crocheters hoy. Es una oportunidad para que usted pueda compartir sus pensamientos y opiniones sobre el tema. Puedes simplemente decir lo que está en tu mente en ello o se puede responder a los comentarios y pensamientos de otras personas. Siempre se siente cómodo compartiendo sus pensamientos, sino también usar el sentido común en lo que es limpio, respetuoso y amable con todos en el grupo.

Tema de hoy: Non-Yarn, Non-Thread Crochet

He mencionado a crochet con materiales alternativos muchas veces en este blog, así como en Twitter y G pero no hemos tenido una discusión completa sobre el tema. I want to get your honest thoughts about the pros and cons of crocheting with anything other than yarn or thread. ¿Lo has hecho? Like it? El odio que? Have an interest in it? Think it’s ridiculous? Tell the truth!

You can say anything you want here about your experience with alternative material but here are some ideas to get you started:

  • What materials have you crocheted with? (Some I know of are periódico, las bolsas de plástico, alambre, harapos, calcetería, comida, cassette and VHS tape and rope.)
  • When you hear of a new material people are crocheting with, do you roll your eyes or immediately want to try it?
  • What have been your best and worst experiences crocheting with non-yarn?
  • When you’ve tried this, has it been a once-only thing or something you’d do again?
  • What positive or negative impact do you think these things have on how the craft of crochet is viewed?
  • Do you consider this type of crochet as part of your craft or is it something separate (more green crafting than crochet for example?)
  • Share links to photos of what you’ve crocheted with alternative materials!

Discutir en los comentarios! (Estaré agregando mi granito de arena en la respuesta no es que el día avanza.)

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Anastacia Knits
Anastacia Knits

I haven't experimented much - I've done the plarn thing a few times, always said I'd do it again but haven't. I've always wanted to try using tee shirt material... but so time consuming to actually turn tees into yarn...

65mary65
65mary65

OK I am spoiled by a skein/hank of yarny fiber that i can buy,:)

65mary65
65mary65

YAY for experimenting is FUN!!!!! I tried plarn, alot of work is involved. I too view life as I could crochet with"que". I never roll my eyes. I am always amazed at what people can and will do with a hook, It gives me pleasure to be part of such a diverse talented group of people and sometimes it just plain makes me smile. That is a very good thing indeed.......

rj1ofakind
rj1ofakind

I have always wanted to try using old jersey shirts, but have so much else queued to go. I can walk through a store and see something in a string form and say "I could crochet something with that". Sin embargo, I've never had the urge for plarn. What I love most about crocheting is the softness of the materials used.

I feel that using unusal materials helps expand crocheting as a craft and as art. Experimenting is fun!

craftopoly
craftopoly

I've never used anything other than yarn really, but I would like to try using plastic bags. I always use the recyclable bags when I go to buy groceries so I think it would be cool to use plastic bags to make some. I just need to find someone who knows how to make the yarn because I have no clue how to do that. I think there are some sites that tell you how to do it. I I imagine it takes a lot of cutting and twisting though, if only I had the time! Some other things I would like to try are wire, and jersey. You can make some cool jewelry crocheting with wires. And I've seen people make crochet things from old tshirts too.

ragrose
ragrose

I have made rugs from t-shirts and bags from string, both worked very well and are not only strong and practical but much appreciated by anyone I have given them too :)

CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderador

@rj1ofakind I love that last thought of yours! ("I feel that using unusual materials helps expand crocheting as a craft and as art. Experimenting is fun!") So right on!

I think a lot of people agree that the soft texture of the yarn is what they love about crochet so the appeal is there primarily to work with other soft materials (like jersey). Makes perfect sense to me.

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CrochetBlogger
CrochetBlogger moderador

@craftopoly@craftopoly I'd like to eventually try doing wire crochet to make jewelry. I agree that you can do some cool stuff with that. I'm always seeing great stuff on Etsy. Plus there's a few crochet books about it that just look so beautiful.

I've done the plastic bag crochet. I used a YouTube video to learn how to make the plastic but I also know that there are written/photo tutorials on sites like RecycledN2Yarn. I was actually just thinking the other day that there's probably a market for someone interested in cutting the bags and making balls of plastic yarn. I know there are companies selling t-shirt yarn now, all cut into nice uniform strips and dyed the same color, so I would imagine people might be interested in buying plastic bag yarn that's already cut and twisted together and separated into similar colors. ¿Qué te parece?

I didn't find making the plarn too terribly time consuming but I did find that I didn't particularly enjoy crocheting it. Glad I tried it, aunque.

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