There came a point in the end of year crazy-pants where I couldn’t stand all the bits and pieces that were lurking around my office/sewing space. Finally, I decided to take action. Who needs a potato sack in residence in their work space for months? It went the way of so many potato sacks round here. This one was a particularly nice sack, with quite a complex weave structure (for a hessian sack). The printing was even less wash fast than usual (for a hessian sack) but hopefully it will now have another life being appreciated for its carrying qualities.
Then there were all the small pieces of fabric left over from other things. I created patchwork from them and soon had enough for a bag (or two!) lined with eco-prints I like less.
These are mostly small pieces of pre-loved garments that have been turned into other things, with or without prior leaf prints. This one has already gone to a happy home with friends who use bags all the time.
And then there was the ongoing bag patching ritual. There were three or four new holes… so my favourite bag got yet another patching job. From this: