Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kathi Rienstra, recycled grocery totes


I saw Kathi's booth at the market yesterday and at first glance I walked right by, but then I walked over again and saw these bags close up and my mouth dropped. Her bags are made from plastic bags that she gathers from recycling bins around town and from friends and family. Made with a small crochet hook which adds more work for her but she believes makes a better, stronger product. I had a fun time guessing which store the the bags came from, Market Basket, Shaws, Target etc.

Check out her bags on Etsy

7 comments:

Steenta said...

These are really cool. I have tried to crochet with grocery bags but it never comes out as clean looking as she's done here.

lolly-jolly said...

look very good and pretty! and this idea of recycled things is great!

Novi On The Go said...

These are great! Lovely designs and looks so strong.

Felt Sew Good said...

These bags are wonderful! They look good and sturdy and what a wonderful array of shapes and sizes. And I love that they are made from recycled bags!

greavesdesign said...

wow. that IS amazing. they are very good looking; I love the shapes.

Louise said...

wow, these are great! I've had a go at knitting plastic bags in the past but as I can only knit squares, it wasn't much good! Great blog x

Craftykathi said...

Thanks SO much for the plug Jenn. It was so very nice to meet you on Saturday. I hope we see each other again! Kathi