Crocheting with Bailing Twine? Anyone ever?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Bleenie, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I was feeding the cows this morning and picking up the twine other people had thrown on the floor and started wondering what i could do with it. I could drop it at a twine recycle place but what about making somehting out of it??

    has anyone ever used bailing twine to make something out of? specifically crochet?

    I've got a couple barrels full of orange & blue bailing twine!
     
  2. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    Hey Bleenie~

    Did you create anything w/ your twine yet? I save all mine from the straw bales, but haven't done anything with mine yet. It's just so nice and strong. I feel like it's a waste to throw away.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet it would make great crochet grocery bags......
     
  4. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I was thinking of trying to crochet some planters(like flower pots) with it. I think if i can work it well/tight enough, it'll do a good job of holding in the dirt and still ahve good drainage. I actually just brought the twine up tonight so I could try :)

    I mostly have orange twine so they probably won't be the prettiest planters but maybe i can 'sprice' them up somehow [​IMG]
     
  5. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great idea! If you make anything, will you post a photo?? I'll start saving ours for crochet and I'll take a photo too :)
     
  6. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2007
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    Cool! I bet it will make a strong planter. Can't wait to see what your create. I like itsy's idea of grocery bags as well.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I started it last night and boy is it tough to work with!! I started using a big needle and then had to sqitch to a smaller one to be able to pull it though! I got the base done and 1 row along the side. I will post as soon as i get it finished! :)
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    and you can make a loooped carpet or door rug for outside to wipe feet. Or a mat for the chicken nesting box.

    Macrame (sp) plants, have to rig it up so it can take various sizes of pots.
     
  9. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. qeqivah

    qeqivah Out Of The Brooder

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    Friend of mine uses all those plastic grocery bags to crochet purses. Cuts them up into strips and goes at it. She actually sold some too.
     

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