Some hands on work to show what we are doing with this Works-in-Progress project. We are taking textiles that would otherwise be landfill and finding creative, fun, and beautiful ways to reuse them. This batch of objects was spurred on by taking a vendors table at the Oakwood Village Urban Market, and we needed to finish some objects to sell or sample. These are pictures of some of the process and materials we have used or been inspired by. We have taken this beautiful dress left over from the last swap- doesn't fit any of us so we cut it up and are using it to make beeswax wraps (note: this will wreck your grater for anything else) The labels are from cereal box cardboard. The cases are made from beautiful fabric samples collected from @evelovesgreen, a designer who also wants to avoid textile waste. more larger fabric scraps are quilted together to make quilted pillow cases or cutlery wraps ( these help us avoid plastic waste by bringing your own easy to carry cutlery sets)
We also love T-shirts, we make yarn from the bottoms (or T-shirt bags for swaps) and the yarn can be woven, knit or, in this case "macrame"-d into plant hangers. Some bits are too small to quilt or use, we take these bits and stuff them into the top of the T-shirts (now a pillow and stuff those into quilted pillowcases.
art experiments turning waste into beauty