PULL TAB (POP TOP) CROCHET
Crochet with pop tops is a very popular craft in my home country, Brazil. I think that most pull tab crochet products you may see online are "pasteurized" and mass-produced. They strive for perfection, while I do it for the pure enjoyment of creating something with my own two hands (wish I had a third one...). I think of it as wearable art and minor imperfections are part of the charm.
Upcycled crochet items using aluminum pull tabs from soda and beer cans
See what it's all about
All the items I make are crocheted or knit using recycled, post-consumer, clean, aluminum soda can pull tabs, or pop tops. Check what pull tab crochet is all about.
I have started using "plarn", a "yarn" made from recycled plastic bags cut into strips. The results are very interesting
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Pull Tab crochet on the web
Let's praise all the beautiful work out there
My Etsy Pull Tab Shop with pull tab handbags, clothing and accessories for sale
Novica with pull tab handbags and accessories made by Neide Ambrosio, from Brazil, for purchase
Flower Potholder Tutorial from Angela Cassilha's Blog (in Portuguese but the pictures are good enough to figure it out)
Creations on Video
Brazilian Artisan Neide Ambrosio talks about her pull tab creations. English subtitles. Her items are for sale at the Novica store online (link above).
"Desfile de roupas recicladas, feitas de Sucata" - Fashion Show - Clothes made from trash
Eliane Cordeiro shows her outfits made with recycled pull tabs and other found items on Eliana's talk show, from Brasil. It's in Portuguese, but the images are worth it...
Escama Studio - Promotional Video
Escama (Fish Scale) Studio works with a Brazilian Co-op of Artisans Called "Panteras do Lacre" (loosely, Pull Tab Jaguars).
Other Interesting Things Using Beer and Soda Cans
There's more to them than the pull tabs...
Visit the Red Bull Art of Can page. It's in Houston this year and I have been to it. AWESOME! It may not give you wings, but it sure gives your imagination some!!!!
Visit my friend Urbanwoodswalker on Flickr. She has picture sets of awesome stuff she makes with the cans.
Helping the Environment
What others are doing and saying
Solar Seeds, Solar Energy for the Agricultural and Rural Communities