I’ve been following Peter Lappin’s blog, Male Pattern Boldness for some time and this week he posted about the environmental impact of home sewing. As far as fabric goes, I have very little waste, whatever I have left over from clothing goes into quilting. The smallest pieces I cut are 4cmx10.5cm (1.1/2″x3.1/2″), so not much left over, but I do like to sew with cotton which isn’t an environmentally friendly crop.
I buy most of my fabric from op shops, same with my clothes – sheets are great for sewing as well
These are my tiny pieces of fabric, (What a blurry photograph, too early in the morning) I use them to make ‘Roman Road’ quilts – they can’t get any smaller than this. I also give pieces to other quilters as well, I’ve been doing that a lot lately because I haven’t been quilting – I have a backlog to finish.
Anyway, I like fabric too much to throw any away.
I darn socks and have become very good at it – even better now I’ve found a darning mushroom.
I don’t know how to create an actual link but this is Peter Lappin’s blog address:
I’ve finished a shirt except for buttons and holes, I shall do that today, a bit warm this afternoon, it’s been pleasant up to now.
Time for lunch and then to face the machine…