posted on Jul, 6 2016 @ 08:10 PM
a reply to: Plotus
Oh and yes of course hemp....sorry didn't mention that earlier. So many natural fibers: cotton, linen, wool, sisal, hemp, jute, seagrass, reeds,
canes, ---- and all sorts of "left-over" stuff too - I really like the rugs made out of recycled plastic and the trimmings from flip-flop
NOT because I'm fond of plastic - but INSTEAD because I hate plastic islands in the ocean!!
I tried to make a circular rag rug a few years ago with some old sheets I deliberately shredded, and it turned out circular, but also cylindrical and
far too narrow. It worked as a skirt, but I decided not to wear it (lol!) and gave it to my cat instead. It is buried with his resting bones
anyway - I'm all about "use what we have; reclaim, repurpose, renovate, refresh, repair.....use up what we have now before we go pumping out more
materials and goods.....
One of my passions.
Salvaged vintage materials are precious. Modern subdivisions with 300,000 homes are made with cheap materials, cheap labor, using short-cuts and
beige paints. No matter how much you nag "the developer", you're still going to get lower-quality framing and surfaces and plumbing and roofing and
walls than the houses built before WW2.
They're a bitch to take care of, but they're not going anywhere, either.
edit on 7/6/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)