Saturday, April 1, 2006
This scrubby is really scratchy but because the crino is 100% nylon it won't scratch Teflon® or even my ceran top stove! Here's the scrubbies I made and how I do them.
I used crino purchased from the fabric department at Wal-Mart and plastic canvas yarn bought at Michaels.
I cut it into 1 inch strips.
I then folded it over and sewed it with my sewing machine using a long basting stitch, you can skip this step and just hold it but it made it much easier to deal with when it was stitched. I just kept adding strips until I got enough to wind up using my trusty wool winder. The black scrubby in the top picture is before I was sewing the crino.
Here's a pic of my ball with blue added to red. I also have black and green and plan to add to it too, should make for some interesting colours :)
I then e-wrapped for 15 rows. Cut working yarn. Thread a tapestry needle with plastic canvas yarn and take off using gathering method. Turn inside out and tie a square knot. Thread the needle and do the gathering method for the beginning row, when done flatten the scrubby and sew the middles together, up and down a few times is enough. Tie a small square knot and you're done. I haven't used the red scrubby yet but I have used the black one now for about a week, it seems to be holding up fine. I made a green one when I was in Nanaimo for my Mom about three weeks ago and she says it's holding together great and wants more!
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