Putting old T-Shirts to Work
November 30, 2008 · Print This Article
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Old, stained tired t-shirts are relegated to the rag pile in my house. I use them for cleaning, painting or anything that makes a mess. I came across a new use for these neglected tees today and that is to turn them into twine to support garden plants.
To assemble t-shirt twine, simply start at the bottom and cut a continual spiral all the way up. You can vary the width depending on what your project is.
The knit of the tees gives alot of stretch for tying and additionally for the plants while growing. Making your own twine saves resources as well a trip to the store. Finally, once the season is by, 100% cotton t-shirt material can be tossed into the compost bin.
[Source] Kelly Leahy