CREW ‘plarn’ party boosts church youth group project
Pizza and “plarn” – plastic bag yarn – were recently on the menu at Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ when the CREW youth group, church members, the Green Team, Parish Nurse Linda Convertine and others got together to help with a project CREW undertook earlier this year.
The goal was to transform plastic grocery bags into mats that will be provided to homeless individuals and victims of natural disasters.
Thanks to church members and others who donated hundreds of plastic grocery bags, the group had plenty of raw materials for their project. And thanks to Dean Skaugstad, who built looms to the required specifications, CREW has the tools needed to continue the effort.
Leaders on hand to offer instruction also pitched in as the bags were sorted, cut, tied into strips and arranged on the looms. Weaving the plarn results in a cushiony “fabric.” Each mat is made by joining together two of the woven sections.
The multigenerational group, ranging in age from 8 to 80, collaborated on the task at hand.