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How To Unravel A Sweater To Recycle Yarn. This is the sweater we will be unraveling.

How To Unravel A Sweater To Recycle Yarn

Turn your sweater inside-out, grab a pair of sharp scissors and let's get started! There are good seams and bad seams. This is an example of a good seam. It looks like two tiny braids side-by-side. You can cut between those two braids of a good seam and unravel a super-long strand of yarn that you can wind into a huge skein. Newbie unravelers will want to cut the thread one bit at a time, which is fine. I've cut the seam from the bottom of the sweater to the end of the sleeve. At the top of the sleeve are little loops! FLASH FORWARD: See the pile of yarn ramen in this photo?

When you unravel a sweater that is made of many colors, you will usually find a knot where the two colors meet. Here is the collar and shoulder seams of the sweater, still waiting to be unraveled. This is what a bad seam looks like. Making Fused Plastic. March 12th, 2013 I’ve been wanting to experiment with fused plastic for ages so what better place to try it out than here on Tutorial Tuesday and share my experiences with you.

Making Fused Plastic

I’ve got lots of plastic bags stored in the kitchen from a few online supermarket deliveries we’ve done since Milo was born and I’ve just never got round to taking them back to the supermarkets for recycling. Good job too as then I wouldn’t have any bags to experiment with. As I was experimenting and learning at the same time, the images in the tutorial below show different bags all at different stages – I hope it’s not too confusing! How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper. Recycled paper can be made from old newspaper, following the instructions below.

How to Make Your Own Recycled Paper

Recycling paper uses cellulose (plant fibers) over and over again, it uses less electricity, less water, a lot less pollution, and it saves trees from being cut down! Newspaper, Plastic Bags, Dog Hair Yarn. April 23rd, 2009 Email 25 users recommend Recycle newspaper into yarn. via greenupgrader. I Went Back to the Land to Feed My Family. All photographs by Eric Michael Johnson for The New York Times The author cuts Swiss chard and basil from her Brooklyn garden for the night's frittata.

I’M not interested in being hip or a hippie. Nor does my happiness particularly hinge on artisanal cheese. (Odd, perhaps, given that I grew up a stone fruit’s throw away from Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif.) As a 42-year-old Brooklyn mother of three, what I care about is lunch, and feeding my family on a tenuous and unpredictable income. My turn with spade and hoe started a few years ago when I found myself divorced and flat broke. Luckily, my late father had hammered into me that grit was more important than talent.

I researched how to raise hens from chicks so we could get our omega-3-filled eggs. My goal was to have healthy, unprocessed food for $10 or less a day. Bread wasn’t hard either; it was just a drawn-out procedure. I had to be sold on the chicken idea, two years later. Today, we eat a mostly diet, with plenty of protein. Permies: goofballs that are nuts about permaculture. Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic. How to have a Green Christmas. Each year, 50 million Christmas trees are purchased in the U.S.

How to have a Green Christmas

Of those, about 30 million go to the landfill. And added to this is the carbon cost in transporting all these trees to the landfill. Much of the environmental costs associated with the holidays can be reduced by simple awareness and some pre-planning. • Reuse or recycle gift packing materials Bubble wrap can be stored for reuse, or recycled. Foam packing chips are not as easily recycled; if you don't want to store this material for reuse, take it to a shipping center like Mailboxes. etc, who will accept it for their own use. Note: Never burn Christmas tree branches in your fireplace. Ecoholic – Home. Keep Your Teeth Clean Without A Toothbrush Or Paste. In a world without a dentist, you know that keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free is an extremely important part of your overall hygiene.

Keep Your Teeth Clean Without A Toothbrush Or Paste

Many people stockpile toothbrushes and toothpaste, or seek out recipes for toothpaste that can be made out of more natural ingredients like baking soda. The problem with these methods is that eventually the materials needed run out. Baking soda doesn’t grow on trees, after all, and once your toothpaste is gone your brushing will be much less effective. What is really needed is a 100% natural and easily renewable source of brushing materials so you can always have some available even if you are in a long-term collapse.

Enter the chew stick Chew sticks are an ancient method of keeping your teeth clean. Fortunately, history provides us with an answer to this problem. For preppers the chew stick also has the advantage of being renewable and easily made even by children. How to make one for yourself Flowering DogwoodSassafrasBirchOakSweetgum The results.