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Upcycling: Fat Clothes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

So there I was, just two nights ago, bored, sitting on the floor of my closet with my favorite pair of Fiskar scissors... I started off with a bit of tshirt surgery, slicing and cutting my rocker tee's that exude 'siena'. Then I got to my 'nice' clothes that are much too large for me, here took a few of them in by cutting and pinning, setting aside for sewing later. Then the crap bog clothes I have had no business wearing or holding onto but I just haven't let them go. They were worn beyond repair or hand me downs but I just cant toss that much 'material' So this got my brain thinking...and twisting...and thinking...
I learned to quilt bc of my grams beautiful quilts covering every bed, I taught myself to crochet bc of the beautiful throws she made that have kept all us grandchildren warm(she even made three baby blankets for when we had children, Cali has hers now). My grams also made this beautiful crochet rag rug before she passed, I was very young but could remember it getting larger and larger over the last months of her time with us. I grew up playing on this rag rug, it was massive, maybe 7x7. So, I decided then and there sitting on the floor of my closet among piles of clothing that no longer fit, now was the time for me to learn the art of rag rugging!!! And this is how Ive done......
I began making 'tarn' (tshirt yarn)

and then progressed to this(day 1)....

Funny how something so ugly can be manipulated into something useful and dare I say beautiful!
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