As part of our new 2021 inspiration posts, I will be sharing a different texture each month, starting with versatile T-shirt yarn.
One of my favourite 100% cotton, recycled materials is T-shirt yarn, made from the off cuts of clothing manufacturing.
You can use it in coils to create building blocks for projects, I also twirl them to create hooks on my wreaths.
I use T-shirt yarns to create vines and branches, you can twist them to add even more details as they aren’t even all over.
You can also use them to add swirls and twists, which can add a fresco style to projects.
I also wrap unravelled tshirt yarn around odd shaped substrates such as these polystyrene cones. In these cases, I will wrap it around an object dry and paint the powertex on later.
Finally I’ve plaited the material wet to create jewellery. Your neck has about the same diameter as a roll of sellotape.
I hope I’ve given you some ideas.