Some old newspapers, a spindle and a pair of scissors, that’s all it takes to spin newspaper into yarn. Okay, you might not want to make a sweater out of it, but it could make lovely baskets, totes and even rugs, just to name a few of the possibilities. To learn the entire process, head on over to greenupgrader.com. Via.
Designboom has a fascinating pictorial of the traditional silk making process of the craftspeople in a small village in north-east Tailand. Starting with silk worms, which aren't actually worms, and ending with luscious fabric, the photos illustrate the proceedure in 6 steps.
Step 6: Ikat (binding)....
Pluralmolecule over on Instructables has posted a very easy and clever method of spinning yarn out of plastic bags. The supplies are minimal; they include:
- A bunch of plastic bags
- A scissors
- A simple spindle
This how-to does not include an accompanying video, but I found step-by-step videos on joyofhandspinning.com. In them, they are spinning wool, but the technique appears to be the same as in the Instructable post. The website also includes...