A Yarn to Tell
Iris Keeper of the RainbowDue to needing whole pages for participation in the HAED Challenges, I'd skipped ahead and completed page 4 and 5 on Iris. So I've gone back to finish working on page 3. The confetti has again gotten the better of me though and I've not yet gotten the page finish I'd hoped for! At this stage it's not looking like I will finish my yearly goals, but I'll keep stitching anyway!
Some more progress:
T- Shirt YarnI took a short break from stitching this week to work on a crafty side project. I've been making t-shirt yarn! A visit to several local Op Shops supplied a fantastic range of different coloured t-shirts to cut up. After washing them all I laid them out on the floor and there ended up being 29 t-shirts:
T-shirt yarn is an awesome way to recycle used or old t-shirts lying around. Not to mention any money spent at local Charity Shops goes to a great cause! The plan is to use the t-shirt yarn in a creative project, but you'll have to wait and see what it is! The yarn will be part of my Christmas present. So I can start working on making the project after Christmas. From what I've read usually T-shirts without side seams are used to make the yarn. However, most of my shirts had side seams. This meant in order to create continuous strips of yarn I had to cut in a spiral (by cutting off all the seams, rounding the corners off and cutting in a spiral), rather than the quicker method of folding the shirt over and cutting strips.
I had 29 t-shirts and also found an old pair of pink pyjama pants in my wardrobe to chop up too! So other clothing items can also work. Larger sized pieces are generally better because more fabric will obviously give you more yarn! I was more concerned about focusing on getting the colours I wanted than being too concerned about sizes though.
It's amazing how so many shirts can condense down into such a small pile of yarn! I have no idea how much yarn will be needed for the project! I can always make more if I run out of a colour though and it wouldn't be surprising if it all got used with the project I've got planned! :)
So I'll get back to my stitching for now and fingers crossed on the yearly goals... I would really love to achieve them!
Happy Stitching! xxx