Monday, March 2, 2009

Recycling - making your own "Angelina" fibers - and a stash can - and a small greenhouse ...

Yesterday I started looking through my stash, trying to sort out some of the fabrics I never use. While doing so, I found some small scraps of sparkling fabric, and I suddenly realized that I could use those fibers, ripped off, as a kind of sparkling "Angelina" (which is unknown here and therefore only available from abroad) ...

I don't know yet if it would melt as well as the "real" thing - but for sure it's going to add some sparkle to my spinning and embellishing projects!



At http://www.velmasworld.blogspot.com/ (Velma is a fantastic fiber artist spinning beautiful yarns -sigh ...) I saw her fancy glass jars filled with colour assorted material to add into her handspun yarns - and I knew I wanted something like that too. Unfortunately, I don't have enough of those big glass jars - but I do have some empty PET-bottles, and so I re-used them:

I just cut off the neck of the plastic bottles with a sharp crafts knife, dividing the bottle in

a) a stash jar:



and

b) in a "greenhouse" for my early Spring seeds:

4 comments:

Paula Hewitt said...

these are both clever ideas. the 'Angelina' looks just like the real thing - and should incorporate into the yarn well. i guess it wont fuse onto itslef like angelina - but you could experiment.

Clare W said...

That's just great recycling. I like it when people put simole but clever ideas about.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thanks for encouraging, Paula and Clare!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.