Last week, I posted a tutorial for how to make yarn from recycled magazines. I had a few people ask me what to make with this material. So, this post is purely to inspire some creativity with magarn. Obviously, since any exposure to moisture would compromise the strength of the magarn, it should probably only be used for decorative purposes, so all of my suggestions are with that in mind.
The most obvious use to me, and what I had in mind when I originally made this, is to knit or crochet it, so most of my ideas are using that method. The above picture is a sample of knitted magarn. I have a couple of suggestions for knitting and crocheting magarn, though, you will want to use large needles (size 10+) or a large hook (size N+). Also, you may want to invest $4 on a leather thimble from Joanns (in the sewing section) to protect your pointer finger from the coarseness of the paper. Now to some ideas.
For the doilies at the top, you could display them on the wall or use them as a decorative plate or even a place mat. I put the amigurumi animals in because I thought it would be really cool to make one and display it like a sculpture either in the living room or high up in a kid's room. As for the weaving on the bottom right, you could weave up a quick table runner or place mats or be really ambitious and weave up a whole table cloth for decoration! Another thought I had was to make a sample of your favorite lace stitch to display on the wall. I hope these ideas get the wheels in your head spinning with ideas of what wonderful things you could make with this lovely material. I would love more ideas of what you all come up with and pictures would be even better! Comment with your ideas and email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps my all time favorite product as an interior designer is 3form. Is the greatest stuff and it is made right here in Salt Lake City. Basically, they sandwich materials (anything from lace to grass to photos, you name it) between two sheets of resin to create beautiful panels that can be molded into anything imaginable. It is wonderful because it can be used as is or shaped into anything imaginable and it is durable. Not to mention the fact that the company is on a plan to have zero waste. Recently 3form came out with a few additions to their Varia collection and I have to say, I am in love!
They also have some Ready to Go options, including everything from Ceiling Features to Seating to Column Features and many more.
The 100 Percent collection displays that something made from recycled materials doesn't need to look recycled.
3form's LightArt is simply exquisite.
Can we please talk about the Jamie Beckwith Collection®? Her wood mosaics are AMAZING! I love the idea of these for flooring, but really, they would be beautiful anywhere. Could you imagine a wall in this or a tabletop or better yet, jazz up a ceiling! She is a genius! Prepare yourself to be amazed then visit her site!
Hey there! I'm Kristin, aka Kit. Here is just a peek into my crafting mind. I hope you find something to spur your creativity!