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bags from loaves of sliced bread – It was pretty laborious work, however, When I had a sufficient quantity of
with a few other similar bags thrown after a little practice, I found I was able the rope, I stitched it together (using
in that had contained articles of to knit without looking, so I could more strips of plastic bag) into a flat
clothing or vegetables, but all having do it whilst watching something coil to make the base of the basket,
in common the fact that they would on TV – even so, it must have taken then I formed the sides by a similar
otherwise go into the household more than thirty hours to knit up the coil process - just like making a clay
refuse. approximately ten metres of rope I coil pot, really. Handles were added,
would need to make the basket. At made of a double thickness of
To construct my basket, I employed the end of this work, I had developed knitted plastic rope - the basket/bag
a two-stage process: First, I knitted a set of brand new calluses on my was complete - and was everything I
up the plastic bag yarn on a six-peg index finger and thumb. had hoped for.
French knitting bobbin I made – the
plastic bag yarn knits up into a fairly
uniform, hollow and highly flexible
cord or rope about one and half
centimetres in diameter. Each bread
bag produced about 5 to 20cm of
the knitted rope and by mixing pieces
from bags from different brands or
types as thoroughly as possible, a
pleasantly speckled multicoloured
effect was achieved.
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