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No more throwing away broken umbrellas!
You've probably seen t-shirt yarn, yarn made from strips of fabric. In the same way you can make yarn from umbrella cloth!

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  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick an umbrella with pretty fabric.

  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 2
    Step 2

    With my umbrella, the fabric was fastened to the frame with thread. Try to cut it loose without making a hole in the fabric. In the middle of the fabric, just cut around the top of the umbrella, leaving a hole.

    Cut off the little 'clasp' with velcro too.

  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start cutting the fabric in one of the corners.

  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut one long strip of about 2cm in width.

  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 5
    Step 5

    The seams of the umbrella might loosen when you're cutting the fabric. Don't worry about them unless the fabric actually breaks. In that case, sew it up with just a few stitches. You won't see it when you crochet or knit with it.

  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep going..

  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 7
    Step 7

    ..until you've cut all of the fabric and wound it into a ball!

  • How to make a yarn. How To Make Yarn From An Old Umbrella - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now you can start crocheting or knitting with it!

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js-m crafts
js-m crafts · Newry, Northern Ireland, GB · 18 projects
Any recommendations for the size of hook used
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js-m crafts
js-m crafts · Newry, Northern Ireland, GB · 18 projects
such a great recycling idea! Thank you
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