Why shred your blue jeans?? So you can weave them into a placemat, of course!
This is my loom in the garage. Blue jean strips give off a lot of lint/dust when you weave them and it’s hard to vacuum out of carpet. Therefore it’s easier to weave them in the garage. Notice the mask hanging on the loom? I wear that when I’m weaving the mats.
Weaving in the garage is not all bad. Below is the view I have while I’m sitting at the loom in the garage.
Just past the lawn is the South Fork of the Kaweah River. It makes a lovely sound. Sometimes I’m treated to a passing neighbor. There’s a bobcat who cruises through occasionally and one day she was followed by her kitten! Just 2 days ago, a cute little fox trotted by with a dead gopher dangling from her mouth. Yay!
This is my “lovely assistant” (hey, if a magician can have a “lovely assistant”, why can’t I?) My husband, Rich is using a rag cutter to make quarter-inch strips which I will use as weft in the placemats and sometimes in mug rugs as well. By the way, he’s the one who built my beautiful studio…a good guy to have around!