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Updated on September 16, 2014


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

Let me know if you like it...Leave a blurb in my Guestbook...

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

Pop Top Purse with Tutorial

Novica with pull tab handbags and accessories made by Neide Ambrosio, from Brazil, for purchase

Escama Studios

Pull Tab Bracelet tutorial

Craft Magazine Pull Tab Crochet

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...

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts in Houston is finally done renovating the beer can house

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


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