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March 31, 2011

Crepe Paper Yarn :: Moving On

You may remember that I like to knit with crepe paper. So after knitting several small projects with my crepe paper yarn, I developed this epic vision of knitting myself a black dress with crepe paper yarn.

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And so I spent a lot of time making crepe paper yarn. Conceptually, it's easy ...

crepe paper yarn You moisten fingertips and then with fingers, roll/scrunch the paper into yarn and then roll into a ball. But actually doing it to make enough yarn is T E D I O U S.

crepe paper yarn
With the stash of yarn I made, I did start knitting myself a dress, which taught me a great first lesson: Do not try to knit a dress with crepe paper yarn when you have no real pattern or direction or you will end up with a very strange looking "garment." The second lesson I've learned: Even if I dedicate the next 6 months to making enough crepe paper yarn to make the dress I envision, it might not be enough time.

Final lesson learned ... sometimes, you gotta count your losses and move on to the next project. So to my vision of the crepe paper yarn dress I say ... What was I thinking? I'm moving on.

Stay tuned to see what smaller projects I come up with using this yarn. :)


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Yes! I love this entry! I always feel bad when I have to give up on a project! Sorry but it is nice to know I am not alone.
xox, Diana

Jenny: Years ago I found a small wooden tool at a flea market specifically for twisting crepe paper! Dennison use to put them out and they had two different sized holes in them. Keep your eyes peeled at Long Beach and Irvine...maybe you'll find one!

I just keep thinking that a crepe paper dress might be interesting, but what if it rains or a drink gets spilled on you? Maybe it's best that you gave it up anyways.:)


Ha! Maybe you can make a crepe paper bikini? ;)

How about knitting a smaller version (baby-sized)? And if you hang it up, it could make a cool jewelry display, especially since bling often looks good against black.

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