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  • straw for crochet bag??

    Hi-DOES anyone know where i can buy or another name for straw yarn??

    i've looked at online craft stores, john lewis, knit shops-nothing? are straw crochet bags even made from straw?

    somone suggested rappia but it looks too thick.

  • #2
    At a quick guess it may be jute you are looking for. I think it is much stronger than raffia and made from plant fibres rather than leaves like raffia.

    Melanie

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    • #3
      Maybe hemp thread? I've never used it but it seems suitable.

      Hope it helps.

      Ana
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      • #4
        macrame not crochet bag and jute not straw

        thank you for your suggestions, I've done some more research and found that the bag is macrame and I think the best material would be jute but a prcoessed jute for smoothness which is proving very difficult to find-i can only find one supplier in america and they're expensive-if anyone has other suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. thanks.

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        • #5
          back in Poland I used to make macrama from juta, but it wasn`t that smooth and it was plant pots covers and baskets we made...

          maybe I will try to look if they have got nice one for bags - it can`t be that expensive
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          • #6
            I know there is another straw I used to make baskets from it is called sisal or sizal, a thread made from agava and is very strong... hope this would help
            Last edited by jezzabell; 04-08-2008, 06:18 PM.
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            • #7
              I know this is a funeral page but it seems they grow and produce their own jute so they may be able to help.
              http://www.jfunerals.com/exteriorrange.htm
              or these
              http://www.medwayclosures.co.uk/thread.html

              Ahha just found this site which sells it.
              http://www.empressmills.co.uk/acatalog/Jute.html

              Melanie

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