Weavers have been "using it up" for eons. Old fabric has a chance at a new, useful life. The wilder and bolder the print, the better it weaves up, it seems!
The countdown to the Foothills Guild show is now 69 days. I challenged myself this week to a tote bag a day. I think that is doable (as long as I've got the weft ready to go!)
One of the items I needed to prepare for my challenge was navy mop cord for handles. Wednesday was dye day at my house, and I was rewarded with some lovely cord for more totes. This is one completed tote, and the start for the next one.
Remember that lovely brown/tan/orange fabric? This is the way it wove up for the small tote! I used the mop cord that I had dyed brown...and it worked like a charm.
So, my challenge is going smoothly, so far. I pulled some more fabric and got it washed in preparation for doing a mixed fabric weft in the next few days. I will need to dye more mop cord, but not today!!!
Thirteen Cross of Tennessee mug rugs are completed. I'm ready to hemstitch number fourteen! So we just keep chugging along!
Turning old fabric into new items.....using old patterns in new ways.....all things old are new again.