What in the world is Tarn? well,  I am about to explain it 🙂

Tarn is the name given to the yarn you get when you cut cloth or t-shirts into strips. This yarn is thicker and stronger than regular bulky yarn.

Because you can cut the strips yourself, you decide if you need either thin, medium or a thick yarn. Tarn is very versatile and it is used to create a lot of nice projects.

Tarn is especially suited for rugs in high traffic areas where you need beauty and strength 🙂

Tarn can be used when you need a nice texture to contrast against a smooth texture like a sofa, or any where you want to put it…It Fits!!

You Tube has great tutorials like this one and this one and here are some projects that looks really nice with tarn.

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Image result for rugs made with tarn Image result for rugs made with tarn

My RR is made of 100% recycled material, my tarn is made of old bed sheets, t-shirts, sweaters, etc but the best tarn I like to work with is t-shirts made of  a blend between cotton and polyester or lycra, these gives a nice elasticity to the tarn.

You can buy Tarn too, click here for a post on buying tarn.

Tarn by any other name is still  tarn,

Image result for hoooked zpagetti yarn Image result for trapillo yarn

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So, make your own or buy it, you will be happy you did.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!! Today is A Gift!!!


  1. Never thought to make my own yarn from cut up cloth. I’ve made bags from cut up plastic bags and that was fun. Might give this a try.


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