These purses were part of an exhibition, Muy Marcottage, held at M’arte Gallery in Liguria.
Above is a clutch bag made from a transparent detergent bottle. The top of the bottle was cut off and replaced with a crocheted flap made from “plarn” (plastic bag yarn). It’s transparent making it easy to find what you need! A bit funky but fun!
This, instead, was a worn out cosmetic case that I cleaned then covered with a patchwork of candy and other misc. wrappers. They were sewn on by hand.
Hi Cynthia! I used to teach kids how to crochet and knit with plarn in the 70s but I never made anything as interesting as your bottle clutch. My mum had a plarn shopping bag which she used for about 10 years and kept patching till it became too unwieldy. I wish I had kept it. I made yarn from old socks the other day cut in a spiral. Not sure what I will use it for yet. Have you tried weaving plastic bottle strips or ironing layers of patchwork plastic bags and lolly wrappers together to make a sheet of usable “fabric”? Tasmania banned plastic bags last week. It will be exciting to see modern solutions they develop to replace them.
Jo, when are you going to do me the favor of doing a GUEST POST featuring all of the wonderful ideas you describe in your “cpmments”? I like fused plastic but wonder about the fumes and if they are toxic….and Tasmania? Please, do a guest post!