Saturday, January 23, 2010
From T-shirt to Guitar Strap
In an earlier post, I described the process of making a t-shirt into yarn. I wanted to use tie-dyed t-shirts, but have a hard time finding them in local thrift shops. My theory is that here in Santa Cruz folks just wear their tie-dyes until there is nothing left of them.
Last weekend, I saw this kids shirt on the rack at the Goodwill store and grabbed it.
What I wasn't counting on: When I cut the shirt into strips, it curled so that the inside of the shirt shows. Even though the shirt looks bright, it was not on the inside, so now I have a pastel pink, blue and yellow yarn. I wonder if it was sort of painted rather than dyed. Curious.
I paired it with some blue cotton yarn with a denim look and wove this guitar strap.
The t-shirt yarn is stretchy and the other is not, so it is a little waffly, but I think it will be fine when worn. The stretchy fabric will probably make it nice to wear.