Continuing on with tradition, and after the success with knitting the recycled tea bags I have tried my hand at crocheting with them.
I was gifted an old vintage knitting / crochet pattern book (thanks Bruce :-) and decided to crochet up 'Design No.122 Girls Crochet Bag', using a size 6 crochet hook creating the shell pattern. In some parts I have needed to take a little artistic licence in areas due to the nature of the material, for working with the tea bags is certainly different to working with yarn, there is not alot of give, actually there is none and I am a notorious tight tension crocheter which is very obvious upon looking at the detailed image.
I have finished the bag with tea bag internal lining and is adorned with Southern Ice porcelain handles. Even though I am presented with many challenges to overcome in each project I am loving the end results.