Wednesday, August 17, 2011

High style recycling

During our travels up and around the mountains in Georgia, we came across several antique shops. I thought it was very interesting to see how some crafters recycle articles of clothing.

Take ties for instance. Would you make or wear one of these??


Or in a desperate situation, would you re-cane your chairs like this??

Come on, you know you want to do this!!! Gather up all those polyester ties and start weaving ;-) What else could you possibly do with that collection of ties?

11 comments:

Becky said...

I can just hear my "MIL" now if I take the antique chair she gave us and re worked the seat in "OLD" ties. Thanks for the laugh! Seriously, great recycling and crafting. Just not my style. Where did you travel to in the Georgia mountains? Did you stop at any of the quilt shops there? I like the one in downtown Ellijay and Blue Ridge. The north Georgia mountains are one of my favorite places.

Mary said...

Haha - er, no? Wonder about the price :)

Mary said...

The skirt is cute. Young girl might go for that. Chair, not so much. At least they did not get thrown away!!

sunny said...

I think the skirt is adorable, but it would need about 40 more ties to go around me!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Well... yes, I would! Everything has it's purpose... in it's own time!! Thanks Jocelyn!

Crispy said...

To be honest, I would toss any extra ties, but I don't have that issue as my guy doesn't wear them :0) I can hear some quilters/crafters gasping that I would toss them LOL.

Crispy

Talin's Corner said...

Yes, I would definitely wear that skirt...if it fit.

Linda said...

That skirt's a little younger than I am, if you know what I mean :) But I love the idea of using ties to re-cane the chair!

Allie said...

Well I wouldn't do it, but I do love recycling! I'd make a quilt of silk ties....

QuiltSue said...

Hmm, not too sure about either of those.

Jane S. said...

That is such a cute skirt! I'm a little too old and little too fat to do it justice though, so I'll just admire it in a photo.