Thursday, 15 July 2010


This beautiful crocheted flower necklace is the creation of our lovely friend Jane at Hooked Yarn.

What you probably don't realise though is that, in an incredibly inventive bit of repurposing, Jane has used old Morrisons carrier bags to create the yarn to make the flowers!

How clever is that! (And this isn't the first time Jane has done something like this - if you checked out all the Green Swap posts you might have noticed that she also crocheted a little trinket pot using old cassette tape!)

We think this is a brilliant example of how, with a little imagination, even the most dull and uninspiring items can be turned into something special. To read Jane's full post, click here.

Emma & Rachel x


marigold jam said...

That's brilliant! One point though if you use biodegradable plastic to make things it does disintegrate with time - I spent ages weaving a little basket which just crumbled away eventually! But this is lovely and I hope it will get worn for ages.

Jane x

smilernpb said...

Oh wow, what a fab idea! xx

Bagladee said...

I know Rach isn't it totally amazing, I just love the whole idea of this and its soooo pretty you would never think in a million years that it was made from a plastic bag!!! Great job Jane!!!!

Serenata said...

Wow, that is very clever! Such a good idea.