How can I reuse or recycle lots of old twine?
We’ve had an email from Rachel R, saying:
We accumulate quite a lot of twine from hay bales used to feed horses at work. We get both the rough, “hairy” and plastic kinds. The only thing I can think to do is give it away at gardening sales this spring or to teachers for use in craft projects.
Staying on the giving it away route, someone on your local Freecycle group might be able to make use of it too.
Aside from that, crafty/practical suggestions, the rough hair stuff could be wrapped around a piece of scrap wood to make a cat scratching post (it might need glueing on so the cat doesn’t pull it straight off again) or if you fancy macrame, you could follow a plant hanger pattern which could be used for plants – or presuming Rachel works in a stables (I guess should could be talking about that rare breed of office pony…) – for hanging head height buckets of food/water/treats for the horses.
I’m sure there are lots of other possibilities too though – anyone else got any ideas?
(Photo by Nbauer)