Handmade rope and fabric baskets are among the oldest techniques of basket weaving with recycled fabric, but today the work is easier because we have large rolls of fabric strips. These handmade baskets are very beautiful and rustic, a perfect choice to use at home as a decorative utility. With this technique, as you can see, you can make bags, mats and other accessories. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Braid of 5 strips
With fabric strips you can make beautiful braids of 3 and 4 strips, but if you want to make a statement you should try to make a braid with 5 strips of fabric; for example, you can use a large braid of 5 strips as a belt for a photo camera, and this idea was made by spoolandspoonblog that bring us an easy tutorial to make this braid.
This kind of braids can have multiple uses, for example: diadems, bracelets, necklaces and other accessories. Continue reading
T-shirt yarn cover for a swiss ball
If you own a swiss ball -and use it- you know for sure how good it is for exercising and to decrease back pain. But this device has a disadvantage: texture, because rubber is not comfortable either in summer or winter. A T-shirt yarn cover for a swiss ball is an excellent solution, besides, it’s so pretty that you can use it as an ornament for home. Continue reading
T-shirt yarn wreath
I love wreaths, because you can use the traditional garment as a christmas decoration or customize them to enhance your front door in any season of the year. Wreath -as an ornament- has a religious meaning, but also it has other meanings like: eternity, season change and the begining of a cycle.
If you -like me- are a fan of wreaths, you will love this idea: make a T-shirt yarn wreath to decorate your house. Continue reading
Decorations for T-shirt yarn rugs
You can change the look of a simple T-shirt yarn rug using decorations made of fabric or crochet, adding these details to a little space or forming a big figure, all depending on your taste. In this way, you can achieve an unique and original T-shirt yarn rug, like the ones we are going to show you today. Continue reading
How to put hand grips in a bag
If you have in mind to make a T-shirt yarn bag you must know that there are various kinds of hand grips that you can use on it (rigid and flexible), also, you need to know that there are different ways to put them in a bag, depending on the model and material of the hand grip.
If you want to know how to put hand grips in a bag, just check this tutorial made by nellavaligiadellaburu,that explains different ways of how to put hand grips. Continue reading
T-shirt yarn jewelry with fabric flowers
Jewelry is an easy and beautiful craftwork to make with T-shirt yarn, because you can make ecologic pieces to wear in any season. There are a lot of models of T-shirt yarn jewelry, but a very good idea is to make simple accessories and decorate them with fabric flowers. Continue reading
Elegant and simple knot necklaces
To make a T-shirt yarn necklace you don´t need to know advanced techniques of macrame or crochet because weaving the strips of fabric with simple knots you can create elegant, funny and modern necklaces. The keys to make these original and easy designs are combining colors, connecting various sections of weaved T-shirt yarn and adding a chain or a clasp. Continue reading
Tuija Teiska’s recycled fabric sculptures
Tuija Teiska is only 26 years old and now is considered an accomplished artist in sculpture with recycled fabric. She’s called “The Rag Artist” because she made -with strips of cloth- paintings and sculptures of great originality.
Tuija, graduated from the School of Art in Imatra, Finland, represents the new generation of artists who create with recycled materials. She has had the opportunity to show her works at art museums, and people are amazed with her sculptures with fabric strips. Continue reading