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I'm passionate about reusing/upcycling plastic bags that are otherwise destined for the landfill. I make them into plarn (plastic yarn) and then crochet (and sometimes knit) durable and functional everyday items such as rugs, bags, baskets, & more.

All items are unique, original designs crocheted from plarn (plastic yarn). This yarn is crafted from all kinds of plastic including the typical grocery bag, bread bags, newspaper bags, and other found plastics. All materials used, including buttons, are 100% recycled/reclaimed/upcycled.

My Mom taught me how to crochet when I was little and then to knit when I was in college - these skills stuck with me over the years as I learned different stitches, how to read…

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  • Joined May 16, 2009

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About

My treasury lists!:
http://www.etsy.com/people/mollyjwalter/treasury

I'm passionate about reusing/upcycling plastic bags that are otherwise destined for the landfill. I make them into plarn (plastic yarn) and then crochet (and sometimes knit) durable and functional everyday items such as rugs, bags, baskets, & more.

All items are unique, original designs crocheted from plarn (plastic yarn). This yarn is crafted from all kinds of plastic including the typical grocery bag, bread bags, newspaper bags, and other found plastics. All materials used, including buttons, are 100% recycled/reclaimed/upcycled.

My Mom taught me how to crochet when I was little and then to knit when I was in college - these skills stuck with me over the years as I learned different stitches, how to read patterns (and make my own), and make all kinds of useful items.

I became frustrated at the high cost of wool and wanted to find a way to use up what I already had, so I did some searching, found a class at the local library on how to make plastic into yarn, and I ran with it from there.

Web mentions of me:
http://plastiqrecreation.blogspot.com/2010/02/molly-j-walter-environment-hero.html

http://thinkcrafts.com/blog/2010/07/26/

http://www.southwestwashingtonzest.com/2010/06/10-lessons-learned-at-the-recycled-arts-festival/

http://www.handmadenw.com/vendors.php?event=&category=22&name=&vendor=459

http://www.recycledartsfestival.org/Pages/matsrugstextiles.html

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