Ahhh, tea! One of life’s great pleasures!
Some teas come in cloth tea bags that can’t be composted, so instead of throwing them in the garbage,
here’s a great way to upcycle the bags into yarn that you can weave with (or knit or crochet).
I’ve made a video about how to cut the cloth tea bags into fabric yarn-
What can you do with upcycled tea bag yarn?
Weave with it as if it’s regular yarn… for instance, here are a Star , a Dragonfly and Heart woven on pin looms that I designed for Dewberry Ridge Looms
Or: Make upcycled brooches- here’s a video showing how:
More videos about weaving with teabag yarn –
How to Weave Using Upcycled Teabag Yarn 2 Nails at a Time on Pin Looms:
One of the lovely things that people are doing during the pandemic is to hang hearts in the window to cheer up passers by.
This video shows some of the window hearts that I have woven on the 6 inch heart loom that I designed and Dewberry Ridge Looms makes.
The woven window hearts are a great way to use upcycled t-shirt yarn, fabric strips made from torn up worn out household linens or outgrown clothing or bulky yarn or roving or 6 inch potholder loom loops.
I embellished some of the hearts with little dolls that I made from my Rosie Recycle eBook: LINK
The looms are available from LINK
Wishing you all the best- stay well, stay at home if you can, and weave some love into your community!
I am so pleased! I’ve been working with Donna and Gary McFarland of Dewberry Ridge Looms to create some absolutely lovely new Heart Looms.
They are 4 inches and 6 inches and have a wider sett than the tiny 2 inch looms.
This means that you can weave thicker yarns, roving, fabric strips, t shirt yarn on them. Lots of eco-friendly options!
And on the 6 inch Heart loom, you can even weave potholder loops, too.
One of the first things that I did with them was to mend my much loved, and very well worn woven jacket by stitching and felting one of the hearts to repair a frayed section on the sleeve.
Here are the links to buy the looms:
I have been enjoying weaving tiny tapestries on the Thumbelina loom so much!
A tiny heart tapestry on the Thumbelina loom.
People have been asking me to show them how to weave tapestry techniques on the Thumbelina.
Little heart tapestry with vertical and horizontal stripes
Here’s a YouTube video that I made to show some techniques and tips for weaving tapestries on the Thumbelina Loom.
I hope that this video will inspire you to try some fun things on your Thumbelina loom!
Here is the cartoon for weaving the heart shown in the video:
Print it so that each little template/cartoon is about 2 1/2 inches tall by 1 1/2 inches wide.
Here’s the link to order them from Dewberry Ridge looms. I designed the Thumbelina, but I don’t make or sell them. That’s not my strong suit… designing fun things to make with the tiny looms is! LINK
Thumbelina has her own page on Facebook, and you are invited to join:
Happy weaving! 🙂