- Arts and Design
FRINJI a Scarf Made from Yarn Stash
Fringe Scarves are so Popular and Easy to Design.
Fringe is back!!
I landed on an idea for recycling items and making scarves over the last few years. I'll document and sometimes give a step-by-step in this article.
I know you've seen them. They are so creative and they completely change an outfit, and can be worn in so many different ways.
The styles of the 60's and 70's had so much fringe, fringe leather vests, fringe capes, fringe scarves, fringe cuff boots.
You can make one yourself or buy one from Etsy, or ask a friend with lots of yarn stash to help you make one following the video I've published. These are awesome because you can make them as heavy or lightweight as you want, and they can be worn year round, loosely around your neck or on the outside of a sweater or winter coat. You can make and re-make a Frinji by combining colors to suit your wardrobe.
Fringe really is back.
I have designed a scarf that I've named "FRINJI"
The braided section in the middle front is a knot, of sorts, it's crocheting using your hand actually.
It is made from my stash yarn. It has become the most fun item I make.
It is so simple, you'll kick yourself for not saving all those pieces of yarn left over from projects.
It isn't knit, or crochet or sewn.
It does require a little bit of skill and a lot of patience.
It doesn't have to be exact or perfect.
Wanna make one?
Scarf tying techiniques.
YouTube has a variety of videos about styling with scarves. - How to tie one, creative ways to wear them and unique styles and sizes.
I'm always so relieved when scarves are in style again, as I never get ride of mine, they go out of style and come back in often enough that I can't afford to replace them. You'll find a variety of uses for them here.
Scarves can be very fashionable.
Even in the summer there are ways to dress up an outfit with a light weight scarf.
Wrap up in one, or use it as another layer for warmth.
See how many scarf tying techniques you know out of the 25 shown here.
Coldwater Creek pulls together a great promo for scarf tying.
Wow this video will make you want to go borrow or buy some scarves just to experiment with styling them.
Frinji with ribbons and designer yarns
I just love the texture and variety of colors. - Here it is step by step.
1. Cut several strands of yarn 3 yards long.
2. Hang them from a hook or dowel rod and keep adding strands.
3. After you have 20-30 strands of a variety of colors, finger comb from the middle, down to the ends and even out the ends. (You may need to trim a few, but don't get carried away uneven ends are acceptable on a Frinji scarf.)
4. Place the middle of the strands on your right wrist, right palm down. With your left hand pull about 2 feet more towards the left, leaving a shorter side on your pinky finger side of the fringe strands. Now you're ready to "braid" or "hand crochet" the strands toward the middle. Reach under your right hand and grab the shorter length of strands. Keep them in front of the longer group of fringe.
5. Grab your longer loose strands with your right hand pulling them through the loop on your wrist but don't pull the strands all the way through, just into a new loop.Tighten your first knot, leaving your right hand in the loop.
6. Keep you hand in this loop and start pulling loops through until you reach 2 feet past the center.
7. On the last loop, when the fringes are looking about the same length, give or take 2 to 4 inches, Instead of pulling into a loop, pull all the strands through and tighten.
You have just made your own Frinji and will now proceed to pass me up in business. Enjoy.
Here's a video of me making a "Frinji" Scarf
So go make one already.
Speaking of scarves and fringe and tying knots. - Wait till you see these videos.
You won't come back here for a long time, you'll be off looking for squares of fabric and scarves to make into these surprise items. LOVE IT.
Purus a Furoshiki store and see how the bags are made and gifts are wrapped.
I need an interpreter.
Again, this is self-explanatory even if you don't understand the language in the video.
Watch the step by step video and learn all the basics of knot tying and creating beautiful gifts.
What an exceptional gift, each one is totally unique.
I've given scarves away as handbags after learning Furoshiki from a video like this.
make a purse from a scarf or square of fabric.
Here is a purse I made on my first try at "Furoshiki."
So many ways to tie a scarf.
Use most of the methods to tie your "Frinji." I sell these on Etsy.
View the YouTube Link on Your Kindle Fire
CLICK ON THE PHOTO OF MY KINDLE TO GO TO YouTube (See how to make a Frinji scarf.)
Knot tying. - Don't let knots scare you.
Using basic knot tying with yarn and or fabric can be very creative. Learn a new knot and you'll find yourself teaching people how to tie.
I'm serious about this. If you're looking for a last minute gift, a way to kick up an outfit for the night out, or something sweet for you next visit to Mom's, this is it! If you have yarn, of course designer yarns really help, or if you know someone who knits and has lots of scrap, remember you only need 3 yards of each piece. Although I do use 3 to 5 strands of the same yarn often to bulk up the piece. Just get out there and get creative.