Plastic Bag Rugs
When my children were young, I used to drive them from our home in Posey County, Indiana to a camp in Southern Illinois. While making the trip, year after year, I would see plastic bags caught in the trees along the road. I wondered what I could do to make a statement, to turn something as unsightly as a "bag in a tree" into something usable. After some experimentation, I came up with a technique to attach handle bags together so that they could be woven into outdoor rugs. Many of these "bag-in-a-tree rugs" are being used to educate children about recycling.
At Homestead Weaving Studio, we believe the future of the planet is in our hands. We practice recycling in our personal lives and in our business. We specialize in making rugs from recycled material, reclaiming industry scrap and turning it into beautiful, affordable art while helping the environment by keeping usable goods out of landfills.
Interested in weaving your own plastic bag rug? Here are instructions explaining how I do it.
Interested in purchasing one of my woven ones? Here are pictures and prices:
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