So you think I might be a recycler? These strings ( about 20 " in length) are used to tie the cow feed bags closed. They can cause a big problem if they're scattered where the cows might eat them. So I decided to find a use for the big pile on a shelf in the barn.
I washed them in a mesh bag and DH tied them together. I crocheted the shaggy purse. At first I kept all the knots inside and the outside was smooth, but took it apart and redid it leaving the knots on the outside....liked it better.
I have a pillow top started with them, but ran out of strings ( that was at least 4 yrs. ago ) and haven't got back to it since I've accumulated more.
And become a shaggy purse
The strings accumulate