Monday, June 17, 2013

Transformation of a Calico Sheet

Calico Sheet
There was a calico sheet. Laundered and laundered over the years, eventually only its edges had any fortitude. Cut it apart. Sewed the strongest fabric into pajama pants. The weaker pieces made soft dust cloths, patches and a hat lining.

Hat Lining from Calico Sheet
(The bow is tying an interior band that adjusts the fit of the hat.) 

In time the pajamas began wear out. Have enough dust cloths and a shoebox full of fabric for patches. How else to make use of the fabric?

Tiny Patch from Calico Sheet  

Tore the fabric from the pajamas into long strips... What was a sheet, then pajamas has now become part of a woven rug.

Rug in Progress