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Tutorial ~ T-Shirt Yarn ~~ You can make a continuous piece of "yarn" with almost anything that is in a tube such as t-shirts and plastic bags. If it isn't in a tube, take it to your sewing machine and sew it into one (reinforce each seam by sewing it twice). You can use fabric straight off of the bolt, sheets, and even old dresses as long as you turn them into a tube first.

Great tip! When working with slippery yarns it can be a nightmare to keep them untangled; even when wound into a ball! I’ve kept a few pairs of tights from when my girls were little and cut the legs into 6-8″ tubes. When I’m working with a yarn like Berroco Seduce, I will wind it into a center-pull ball and then slip it into one of the tubes to keep it all nice and tidy. Now you can knit or crochet easily without your slippery yarn tangling!

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For yarn… I saw this trick in an issue of Real Simple magazine and couldn’t wait to test it out. Stringing yarn through a kitchen colander prevents it from getting tangled while you’re knitting. Brilliant, no?