Friday, August 3, 2012

Recyling Sweaters by Reclaiming the Yarn

There are a couple of ways to save yourself some money and be green while you're at it by recycling sweaters you don't wear any longer. One is to sew them into other items, but today I want to talk about reclaiming the yarn (for those of you who knit or crochet).

Here's some yarn that the photographer reclaimed from a sweater.

Recycled sweater yarn, 100% wool!

Here's a video on how to deconstruct the sweater and reclaim the yarn.

Here's another one where the crafter, Michigan artist M. Shaw, actually changed the pattern on the yarn before she deconstructed it by applying dye in a pattern. I love the part where she uses the antique knitting machine!

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