Crochet Plastic Bag Top Hat

I recently made a plastic bag top hat for The Hat Museum in Portland, Oregon.

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Here are some more pics (I think Miguel makes a better hat model than I do).

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10 Workshops in India!

We’ve been in India for a month now and have taught 10 plastic bag crochet workshops!
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Pics and details are here:

https://bagsbegone.com/events-workshops/

We have also visited several organizations dedicated to recycling and improving the lives of low-income communities. One especially innovative company we visited is Daman Ganga in Vapi, Gujarat. Daman Ganga recycles used Tetra Paks into paper products and roofing sheets. We took a tour of the factory, witnessed the recycling process, and learned all about Daman Ganga’s efforts to provide low-income communities with cheap, durable building materials made from 100% recycled material.

I’ll be writing more about this visit soon, but for now…you can visit Daman Ganga’s website and check out our pictures of the factory.
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How To Make a Plastic Bag Crocheted Shoulder Bag

While in India, I have been teaching plastic bag crochet to many different groups of people.

These workshops generated a lot of interest, but patterns have been in high demand.

I’m not great at patterns (generally just make stuff up as I go along), but I recently crocheted a shoulder bag from start to finish and tried to document all the steps.

Here’s the resulting “how-to” document:

Shoulder Bag – How To

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