A great way to recycle potato sacks is by making useable twine—great for gift wrapping and everyday craft projects.


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You will need:
potato sacks
fabric dye
  1. For natural color twine: Cut the edges of potato sacks, then carefully unravel row by row of the twine to create rustic natural twine.
  2. For variegated color twine: Hand dye the sacks (before unraveling the twine to achieve this effect)— thoroughly wet the potato sack then squeeze out excess water.
  3. Prepare your choice of fabric dye, following packet directions.
  4. Using gloves, place burlap into dye; mix until well coated in dye. Note: the longer it is in the dye liquid the deeper the color.
  5. Remove from dye when your required color is reached.
  6. Squeeze out all excess liquid and allow to dry naturally.
  7. Cut edges of potato sack then carefully unravel row by row of the twine to reveal a variegated colored rustic twine.
  8. For solid color twine: Cut the edges of potato sacks then carefully unravel row by row of the twine then dye the twine lengths using your choice of fabric dyes.
  9. Thoroughly wet the burlap twine lengths then squeeze out excess water.
  10. Prepare your choice of fabric dyes, following packet directions.
  11. Using gloves, place twine into dye, mix until well coated in dye. Note: the longer it is in the dye liquid the deeper the color.
  12. Remove from dye when your required color is reached.
  13. Squeeze out all excess liquid and allow to dry naturally.

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