Reused plastic bag mats, I want to make them too

Went up north to visit my grandmother. Even if she will be 90 years old any minute now, this house is still filled with craft projects. As long as I can remember her hands has been occupied with brushes, textiles and those re-used plastic bags she used as material to mats. She crocheting them in different sizes, all perfect.

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11 Responses to Reused plastic bag mats, I want to make them too

  1. Muoi says:

    Those mats are beautiful!

  2. Stel says:

    It’s beautiful! A bit hard to work on, but can be done once you get the hang of it.
    I bought a beautiful lampshade made of crocheted plastic bags; a friend has a community project with women hooking the most beautiful things. Will post and link at some stage.

  3. Polly says:

    What a talented grandmother, these rugs are beautiful. I love the shapes as well as the patterns.

  4. Surya says:

    Wow I love this. So inspirational!

  5. the rugs are beautiful; but what i most adore is that lovely mobile hanging in the window! can you tell me what it’s made of?

  6. Maija says:

    That’s awesome! My grandma used to make rugs like that, too :)

  7. Käären Schilke-Cherns says:

    My mother’s friend crochetes the most coveted little pot scrubbers. She sells them at their church fairs & can’t keep up with demand.

  8. hello Elisabeth , sorry I got out of the habit of commenting (along with a lot of us and now I miss it again) …..well when I saw this post , an irish saying “the apple doesnt fall far from the tree” comes to mind , look at how much your granny has inspired you , she a wonderful artist maker too like you xx

  9. Fine Little Day says:

    Dear Jane, always nice to hear from you. Me too has got out the commenting part.. Thank you for taking the time, and thank you for your nice words :)

  10. Nikki says:

    What a lovely idea, I never would have guessed they were made from plastic bag! They looks so professional. Nikki x

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