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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Waste Not, Want Not

What a fabulous idea!   At our Purls of Distinction holiday party, Carol showed us how to make little hat ornaments from the thrums left over from weaving!   For those that don't weave, there is quite a bit of yarn left on the loom when you complete a woven project.   This yarn can be from about 1/2 yd. to a yard in length.

Rather than wasting the yarn, you can use a  the cardboard tube from toilet paper roll or paper towel roll and cut it into 1/2" lengths.   Then, you loop lengths of yarn around the tube (like attaching fringe) until the tube is covered.   You then push the ends through the tube and out the other side.   Finally, you tie the top of the "hat", trim the ends, and add a length of yarn as a haner for the ornament.   The covered cardboard creates the brim and the ends form the body of the hat.

Here's the one I made. 

These were a lot a fun and a great way to use up small bits of yarn.  It would also make a great kid's craft!


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