Showing posts with label tshirt yarn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tshirt yarn. Show all posts

Monday, April 24, 2017

Maker Mondays- Adelaide Hills Yarn Co.




Welcome to this Monday's instalment of the blog series -

Today's Makers are a little different, Adelaide Hills Yarn Company.


Please introduce yourself, and tell us what your business?


We are Diana and Amanda, two friends who met whilst working together and developed a love for crocheting and using chunky yarns. We decided to start our own on line T shirt yarn store to make the products more accessible to Australian crafters. Our products are used by crocheters, knitters, weavers and macramé artists. 
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How long have you been established?

We officially opened Adelaide Hills Yarn Co in June last year (2016), so not even 12 months yet. We have been delighted with the response that we received to our yarns, and can hardly believe how far we have come in such a short time. We have since added other 
products other than T shirt yarn.


Do you start with ideas or materials?

We started our business with just an idea. We had the materials in mind, and months were spent sourcing what we wanted



How relevant is social media to you?

Extremely. It is the foundation of our business really. We have built our business from nothing using Instagram and Facebook alone.



Anything else to add? 


Our products are made from factory offcuts from the textile industry that would otherwise go into landfill. We are pleased to be able to make a difference, no matter how small. 



My Textured Clutch pattern uses Adelaide Hills ribbon and rope yarn. You can find the pattern here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/textured-clutch-pair







Find the Adelaide Hills Yarn Co shop and Facebook page here:








If you would like to be a 'Monday Maker' email me a crochetaheart@hotmail.com

Friday, September 2, 2016

Make your Own Tshirt yarn

This tutorial first appeared first appeared on my old blog, and has been edited in this post. I am reposting as it shows how to make your own t-shirt yarn, which you can use to make my Crochet Club bag. If you ever played the 'Mintie Wrapper' game as a child (I think it might be an Australian thing!) you will have an idea of how to do it! 





Cut strips of jersey cotton (stretchy tshirt material)  but leave about an inch at the end, then cut back in the opposite direction. These were some baby blankets I loved, but didn't think I would use again! 





Cutting like this creates a continuous thread. You don't need to just use stretchy material, but it does make it a bit easier to use. 


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