Friday, November 30, 2012

my creative space - a trochet beanbag!

Plastic bags were collected.

They were cut in to strips and wound up. That's quite a challenge when you have more than a thousand to do!

Crocheters willing to crochet with plarn were found. Another challenge!

Getting them to produce the required design can also be a bit hit and miss.

But yesterday, I finished seaming up some beautiful, blue crocheted panels made by two of the trocheters.*

Diana and I filled it with recycled plastic that she had scavenged from wherever she could.

Lots of lovely blue.

And we have our first trochet bean bag!

It's a whopper of a baby weighing in at just under 20 kg!

Can you believe that it's 100% plastic? From inside and out!

With all it's ups and downs, and a promise of more ups and downs, it's pretty exciting!

Needless to say, there are great factors in play too: Experiencing happiness in helping others

Heather from across the globe has already said she and her mother would like to help by crocheting!  You bloggers and readers are amazing! Thank you!  Do continue to get in touch if you'd like to get involved! 

*trochet = trash + crochet :)

More creative spaces here.


Heather December 1, 2012 at 4:32 AM  

This is fabulous! Tres chic trochet!

Amena Ali December 1, 2012 at 7:03 AM  

Amazing work mashaAllah!

Umm Maimoonah December 1, 2012 at 12:17 PM  

so heart warming to see this subhanallaah. May Allaah reward you all with good in this world and the hereafter. I am 0 in crocheting. But am sure there are many in Doha who could get involved too. If you dont mind I can post about this on a community group and we can do the same in Doha with your help and association inshaa Allaah. Let me know

Anonymous,  December 2, 2012 at 8:31 PM  

Mum would love this - her favourite colour is blue!

Kathryn Vercillo December 2, 2012 at 9:49 PM  

Looks great. Love this project!

Arezoo A December 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM  

Omg! This is really cute and lovely.
I fall in your blog and already came one of followers. Thank you for your nice works :)

Laylah December 27, 2012 at 5:27 PM  

This is awesome! I'm so glad you are doing this. You should start selling these it would be for a good cause and they actually look really nice! I would buy!
Idea: make place mats for the table from different colors of plastic bags,can you make stripes into them?

DAW April 20, 2013 at 5:03 PM  

Hello I would like to Share your Blog and Crafts on Some Earth Day Project websites
I will Give you Full Credit and Links to your page

Lucinda Fenske May 18, 2013 at 12:14 AM  

Do you have a special method for cutting the bags to get a continuous strip or just knot short strips together?

Rehena Aktar November 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM  

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