Want to thank all those who decided to take on this alternative textile challenge and honestly was happily surprised at the number who participated.
For those who may not have a big selection of cottons there are other fibers you can use for this challenge: socks with holes in the toe or heel, worn t-shirts, silk ties your partner doesn't wear, out of style blouses or items you planned for the thrift shop. OR, go to the local thrift shop and purchase what you need at a very low price. That would be more in keeping with the challenge rather than depending on wonderful warm wool. A little bit in a piece is understandable I used a couple strips in the center of my leaves, and those odd colors in the background, but that's it.
Look at Denise's wonderful Scrappy Cat. She said she's using all homespun. Looks that hooks better and with less threads than my woven cotton. You've a pretty feline there Denise, looks like a pure bred to me 😉.
Chris just made her debut showing today with her Tattered Tulip.
She is using hand torn quilting cotton, ribbon, yarn and really wants to cut up an old pair of pantyhose because she hated them. Chris confessed that color planning was always a challenge for her but with this challenge the gathering of different textiles mattered more than the right color. Said it was freeing to give into the randomness of color choices. Well said Chris!!!! And here is a peek at what she's using in her piece.