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Susan P.
07-16-2007, 07:07 AM
This topic has been raised a few times on KH and I thought this such a good little YouTube vid about it (and note the classy way the copyright is handled) :). The guys who have been this video together have some wonderful project instructions for silk screening and so on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB1mE8e35UY&NR=1

Yarnlady
07-16-2007, 09:33 AM
Great idea! I'd use freezer paper instead of wax paper, tho. It'd make great lining for purses, beach bags, etc.:happydance:

Susan P.
07-16-2007, 10:02 AM
I thought the same thing re wet packs and beach gear.

(Sorry for typos earlier)

Why the freezer paper do you think - it wouldn't stick to a hot iron?

NakedPancakes
07-16-2007, 11:53 AM
Wow.
It would be sooo cool to make a backpack like that. xD

I cant sew though. and I'm not even sure we have an iron. o.o;

Silver
07-16-2007, 03:36 PM
I love this idea, but I wish my Publix had white bags instead of this ugly tan/brown color. :|

Knitting_Guy
07-16-2007, 03:44 PM
Pretty clever.

Yarnlady
07-16-2007, 07:20 PM
Why the freezer paper do you think - it wouldn't stick to a hot iron?Yes, exactly. Freezer paper's waxed on only one side. Better for the iron, I'd think.

Susan P.
07-16-2007, 10:23 PM
Indeed..good point.

msoebel
07-17-2007, 09:43 AM
I started knitting with plastic bags a few months ago to make a beach bag for my mom's birthday. I had to quit because the plastic bags were making my hands break out in hives.:ick:

Misty

Susan P.
07-18-2007, 05:16 AM
Well, the technique the guys show may be a way you could make the bag without all the hand touching knitting requires :) Terrible when that happens (hives I mean).