Plarn is when you cut up plastic bags and basically make them into yarn.
There are lots of places online to get tutorials on how to make your own plarn, but here is the process I used.
|Start with flattened plastic bag|
|Cut off handles and bottom|
|Fold and cut 1.5" strips|
|That worked out, didn't it?|
|Make smallest knot possible so you can work over it|
|Roll into ball... 3 bags made this much plarn|
|Current size of project... about 20 bags so far|
I'm still working on the bag, but it should be an interesting experiment. Google 'plarn' and you will find tons of different things made with it. Including sandals, which I thought was interesting, but I don't think I'll be trying. So far, I think I'm going to try to make different bags. I think plarn would make nice beach bags, market bags and laundry bags. I'll post an update when I'm finished my current bag.
If this works out, I might send out a call to my friends to bring me their unwanted bags... some of the big projects can take over 150 bags. :)