7 tips for more sustainable textile consumption:
How to make your own DIY textile yarn from fabric remnants
Do you have an old T-shirt at home that you no longer wear, but also don't want to throw away? Or maybe fabric remnants left over from a sewing project? Then you can turn them into yarn and create many creative projects with them.
: Particularly well suited for textile yarn jersey fabrics, as they are very elastic and therefore curl up super.
Textile yarn made of old T-shirts or a jersey loop
2. Now cut the T-shirt into about 2 cm wide stripes, leaving the edge about 3 cm wide on the left.
3. Open the shirt. First cut away the first strip (very important) and then cut diagonally from the second to the first strip, then from the third to the second ... to the end of the shirt.
4.Now you have a single, long, continuous string, stretch the string, this will make it longer and get an even structure. Now wrap the string into a ball.
About the guest authors
has been part of the collective Kulturlabor Trial&Error for 6 years She particularly enjoys dealing with the topics of circular economy, sharing and swapping culture. She also gives workshops in the field of textile upcycling, creative environmental education with children and young people and zero waste in the household. She firmly believes in the theories of grassroots revolution and in the idea that each individual can make an important contribution to systemic change through his or her consumption decisions. Hence her favourite motto: "Be creative, get out of consumption roles and be the change."
is active in the practical teaching of climate-friendly everyday practices. For several years she has been giving trial & error workshops on the topics of natural cosmetics and soap production, upcycling in general, plastic avoidance, climate-friendly nutrition.