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Post: #51120 Shirley
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:51 pm

I love the bag bonniegirl!
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Post: #51122 Bonniegirl
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:00 pm

Aww gee thanks! Image
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Post: #51123 the.fee.fairy
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:17 pm

Its a lovely bag! i like the colours.

I was thinking of having a go at felting, but i have to learn knitting properly first, then crocheting, then i'll have a go at felting.

Do things shrink a lot when they're felted? It looks like it'd make a warm jumper or blanket.

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Post: #51125 Bonniegirl
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:23 pm

I have another one almost finished, I'll measure it before I put it in the washing machine and again after and get back to you.
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Post: #51224 Thomzo
Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:59 pm

Hi
I have just started knitting with old video tape after seeing it on the net. (Sorry can't find the link just now). It's working OK but very noisy :?

I wouldn't try wearing it but I'm hoping to make a nifty make-up bag. Will let you know how I get on.

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Post: #51238 Wombat
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:01 pm

Thomzo wrote:Hi
I have just started knitting with old video tape after seeing it on the net. (Sorry can't find the link just now). It's working OK but very noisy :? Zoe


OK, now that is weird......... :mrgreen:

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Post: #51245 Bonniegirl
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:20 pm

I can make hay bags out of baling twine......


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Post: #51247 the.fee.fairy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:26 pm

are they knitted?!

Video tape sounds interesting. Post pics when its finished!

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Post: #51249 Bonniegirl
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:45 pm

No not knitted....just knotted!!

I shall attempt to explain but I can't quarantee I'll make any sense.

Use about 22 lengths of baling twine that had been cut by the knot.

Gather up all the knots and using another piece of baling twine wrap it around the base of the knots and secure. This forms the bottom of the net

You will be working all around, this forms the net.

Hang the knotted end on a nail or a hook with the twine hanging down so that you begin knotting.

From the top take 2 pieces of twine and about a hand span down tie a knot (2 pieces of twine together, make a loop and pull end through.

Take the next 2 pieces of twine and repeat, Work your way round all the twine until the first row of knots is complete.

Second row, works the same way....BUT... you need to alternate the knotting, so take one piece of twine from one already knotted piece and one from the next knotted piece. Knot them as before.

Work your way around, be careful as you go, it's easy to muddle them up.

Third row, as first row.... etc, etc

Continue in this way until you near the end.

At the end of the twine, I make all the ends level and tie a loop at the end of each individual piece

Take another piece of baling twine*, thread through all the loops, tie the ends* together, this had now become your drawstring.


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Post: #51251 Bonniegirl
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:59 pm

Here you go, I hope it makes sense

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A variation on this would be not to tie the knots in a round.


I'm planning to not tied the ends together at the top, but hang them on individual nails in the barn, then using the same tying technique, tie them together to make a 'cargo' net, we intend to store our pumpkins in them in the barn!!
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Post: #51252 the.fee.fairy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:06 pm

ooh good plan!

its like industrial macrame!

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Post: #51253 Bonniegirl
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:17 pm

That's it! That's the word I was trying to think of!

Brain's going!
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Post: #51260 Shirley
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:53 pm

Excellent - will definitely give this one a go!!
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Post: #51261 Shirley
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:55 pm

Thomzo wrote:Hi
I have just started knitting with old video tape after seeing it on the net. (Sorry can't find the link just now). It's working OK but very noisy :?

I wouldn't try wearing it but I'm hoping to make a nifty make-up bag. Will let you know how I get on.

Zoe


sounds interesting!! Looking forward to an update, and a photo hopefully :mrgreen:
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Post: #51285 Annpan
Fri Mar 16, 2007 11:15 am

have just started knitting with old video tape after seeing it on the net. (Sorry can't find the link just now). It's working OK but very noisy


I saw it on INEBG and thought it was a great idea, but i couldn't think of anything practicle to make, I think I would use audio tapes instead though, easier to work with maybe. Also love the idea of putting a tag on each thing saying "I used to be Stars by Simply Red" or "I used to be UB40s Greatest hits" etc ... it just makes me giggle.
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