Fabric Yarn: 3 Ways to Make it!
On this week’s installment of my Facebook Live series Ask Me Monday I showed three ways to make fabric yarn. This episode covers different types of fabrics to try, methods for cutting, techniques for joining, what tools work well to knit & crochet fabric yarn, and what projects we might make with it. Watch, enjoy, and tag @vickiehowell with your fabric yarn adventures!
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Made Fabric Yarn? Here are a few tools to use to make something with it!
Knitter’s Pride Ginger Needles (Sizes 13 and up), Jumbo Birch (Size 36/20mm), Waves Crochet Hooks (Sizes M/9 mm and up), Nostepinne (for winding), and Wool Needles (for weaving in ends.)
Fabric Yarn Tutorial
Fabric Yarn: My Favorite Way to Join Strips
Although I also showed how to knot and sew fabric strips together to make yarn, my favorite is the loop method. Here’s a recap of to do it!
- Fold top of strip over about 1″/2.5 cm; cut slip (taking care to not snip all the way to the edge.) Repeat for 2nd strip.
- Overlap strips, pushing the top piece through the slit of the bottom piece. Pull top piece through enough that you can see it’s slit.
- Loop the long portion of the top piece around and through its own slit.
- Pull to secure. Smooth with fingers.
Repeat process, adding a new “top” piece until you have desired amount of fabric yarn.
Looking for more on fabric yarn? Here are a few posts you might like!
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C’est fini. The dye bath from the kit from August’s #YarnYAY has taken its last indigo breath, some of which whispered Shibori onto a men’s white tee-turned-“tarn” (t-shirt yarn.) ✂️👕➿ ….. Follow @vickiehowell . #tshirt #yarn #tshirtyarn #indigo #shiboridye #blue #knitting #crochet #knittersofinstagram #crochetersofinstagram #crafts #diy #maker #handmade #upcycle #tricot #recycle
- Save the Tees Basket (from my book, Awareknits)
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