I absolutely love working with tarn, which is yarn made by cutting t shirts into a continuous length of fabric strips. You then use the fabric strips as stretchie, wonderful yarn.
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Tarn is a terrific way to upcycle, recycle, re-fashion, re-purpose, re-use and reclaim old t shirts that are no longer wearable. Perhaps they are stained or have little holes in them, or the neck has gone all wonky, or they have a logo on them that you just don’t want to wear anymore.
In that case, turning the t shirt into tarn is a fabulous option.
I showed how to make a ‘buttonhole join’ in tarn here:
How to do the buttonhole join link
and in this video, I showed how to weave it on the potholder loom:
Potholder loom weaving with tarn
Normally, I use a swift to hold the t shirt when I cut my tarn. I decided that that wouldn’t be the best choice for making a video, as most people don’t have swifts, so I used a little stepladder to stretch the t shirt.
It’s kind of clunky, so you have to forgive me for the fumbly bits.
Here’s the video on how to cut tarn: LINK