Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Going Green

and it's not because I'm Irish (well I am a wee bit).
Nope talking about

and thought I would introduce Green Girls Global
"an international blog about people from various different places with various different experiences, skills and interests talking about how they and people where they live are trying to live a more sustainable life."
Here is their Arts & Design section
oodles of GREAT links
Also
thanks to Wee Birdy who mentioned Fabrications
" an independent gallery, shop and studio dedicated to all aspects of contemporary textiles and design. With a particular interest in recycling and Eco design".

Meanwhile back at the Studio
I have completed the first section of a plastic bag knit graffiti
for our JafaGirl Dayton Street Project.
There are a number of Guerrilla knitters who are recycling plastic bags, and Yarnboming shares a few photos, as well as how to make yarn out of old newspapers (this is really cool).

Art House Sketchbook Project Opening

I want to give Sheree at ART AND LIFE a HUGE thank you for taking this webshot of my sketchbook and sharing it, as well as the event, on her blog. I am guessing a dear friend who reads this blog might get a kick out of it.


18 comments:

The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things said...

I like the recycled plastic bags knit! My grandma once crocheted me a book bag out of them. x

Judith HeartSong said...

Wonderful!

JafaBrit's Art said...

eek, she must have used a BIG crochet hook Likkle Girl. Thanks Judith.

Bill Evertson said...

A miracle - Sherees' web shot is way cool! I finally got on the broadcast (what's the opposite of broadcast-narrow?) and the opening seemed packed. Once again you made my morning now that I know how to spin yarn out of the news. Finally, a way to put insanity to use.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Spin Yarn out of NEWS LOL! Bill that is a GOOD one. I just thought the concept marvelous. What we find on the net eh!

The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things said...

Umm...I think she cut up the plastic bags into strips and twisted them real thin? I'll have to ask her. x

JafaBrit's Art said...

I cut mine into strips but didn't bother twisting them.

JafaBrit's Art said...

I did find plastic nice to knit with though.

The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things said...

Grandma twisted them to make them, thus the bag, sturdier. You should knit yourself a bag - the ultimate recycled plastic bag!

Is it a texture thing? You like the "crispy crunchiness" of plastic as opposed to the softness of yarn?

JafaBrit's Art said...

The plastic is quite smooth and glides on the needles, which is nice. I think I will try and twist the plastic though.

JafaBrit's Art said...

Actually, I think making a bag is a good idea, can carry my knit graff stuff in it.

The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things said...

Do post a photo of the twisted-recycled-plastic-bags bag on your blog when you're done! x

Louisiana said...

hi, hope you are well. i see you posted my pic from that one summer, lol...my blog is going private so i can feel free to blog again. pls make sure i have your email so i don't miss out on more time with you.. love


hon: i think i have an old email addy for Snoo...i don't want to go without you guys...xxoxoooooo

Shea said...

I'm a wee bit Irish, myself.

W. J. St. Christopher said...

I've painted with plastic bags but never knitted with them.

Oh, wait . . . I don't knit. ;-)

Hey, lady, thanks for the wonderfully enthusiastic comment you left at Art166, yesterday. You made my day!

San said...

Recycling, care of the earth, and art go together. I have several beautiful, hand-sewn quilts my grandmothers made. They were both quite poor farmers, and in their quilts they were able to re-cycle old clothing, keep their families warm, and make their homes beautiful. Such has been the tradition of women.

Thank you for all of the interesting links and for your plastic bag knit graffiti. That is too cool.

rachete said...

I like your blog!

http://globalartblog.com/

Sheree Rensel said...

Jaffy, You are very WELCOME! I got just as much of kick out of grabbing that screen shot because after sitting there looking at that webcam for 2+ hours, I was about to fall off my computer chair. Seeing your sketchbook pop up gave me a good jolt of adrenaline. I needed that!! LOL :-)