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05-15-2007, 05:12 PM
i have this vintage handbag, and am trying to find the yarn used to make it. it looks almost like hoisery or nylon, and is not cotton, but a nylon material. when stretched flat, the width is almost one inch. thanks for looking!

Susan P.
05-15-2007, 08:16 PM
Yes, looks like band material of some sort and not a yarn as such at all. Intriguing!

05-15-2007, 08:48 PM
It looks like the little loops that kids use to make those woven potholders.

05-16-2007, 01:23 PM
I agree they look like potholder loops. :thumbsup: I've seen places where you can buy them "au natural" and dye them yourself.

And was it in the Mason Dixon knitting book they suggested cutting up T-shirts in little circles to mimic potholder loops?

05-16-2007, 05:10 PM
For me it looks like a band which is used to border the edges of blankets/afghans. Similar to bias tape.

I can't find the name for it because I don't know the German word for this tape :oops: