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November 2009 – Lightweight Plastic Bags

This page and its similarly titled Submissions sub-page show the experiments, thoughts, and final submissions using lightweight plastic shopping bags. Please submit projects by November 30.  We plan to post submissions within the first week of December.

We are working on a list of sites and/or books that may be useful for people playing with plastic shopping bags.  If you have any additions of your own, please leave a comment (ON THIS PAGE) so that the information will be available in the most logical place.


Here are some verbs that may be helpful to you as you start to play with the material and explore its possibilities (please feel free to add a comment below with more plastic-bag-related verbs):

shred, rip, cut, stuff into, wrap around, melt, laminate, inflate, weave, knit, crochet, knot, puncture, twist, entwine, stretch, interlace, crumple, flatten, poke through, overlay…


You may add comments here about the material (frustrations, triumphs, specific resources, etc.) all month long as you experiment, or you may wait until the end of the month.  Text-only comments about working with plastic shopping bags can be added at the very bottom of THIS PAGE.  If you have commented on this blog before, your comment will be posted immediately.  If you are new to the blog, your comment will go through the Administrator for approval.  
If you wish to submit a final project or summarizing comment (especially if you want to include images or links), we suggest that you do it in the form of a post on the sub-page, since those posts (unlike the more simply formatted comments on this page) can contain links and/or images.  If you wish to add a post, please contact the Administrator through the contact form immediately below and we will tell you what to do to get your post published. 

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