Let's celebrate International Women's Day!
With a conversation about what each of us can do to reuse more from clothing, instead of giving it to a thrift shop.
This past weekend, it was a sunny day, but bitterly cold with a cross wind that took your breath away. I drove the crunching driveway to the home of Eve Rippel. I first met Eve back in 2004 when I taught a quilting class with re-purposed fabrics from clothing like denim, corduroy or other re-purposed fabric.
Eve was a breath of fresh air and still is some 10 years later. While others in the class were confused with how to actually harvest usable fabric from clothing, she was helping with this idea by just getting onto the whole subject.
I think that this year I'd like to impress upon each you to do more to recycle clothing into something or anything interesting or useful.
Eve with her latest great grand baby quilt.
The blocks in the some, she has left from her Mom. Her mother was prolific recycler of fabric from clothing going into something new for someone else in the family.