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A “Green” Christmas Stocking

A local store has challenged Salt Spring Artists to create ‘Green’ Christmas stockings to be auctioned off to support the Salt Spring Conservancy.

So, I took some denim jeans (that were no longer suitable for wearing – not even for the thrift store) and cut them into strips to weave with. I also put in some bits and pieces from my treasure baskets (aka weaving thrums – leftovers that would often get thrown away) to add some colour and texture.

Here is the weaving as it was progressing…

Recycled denim

I have also saved the pockets to attach them to the stocking…

Recycled denim

So, I had the (very heavy) pieces of cloth for the leg of the stocking, but what to do about the toe?

One day I was at the local thrift store with my cousin and she found a red hat with tassels – perfect size and great colour for the toe…

Green Christmas Stocking

I added a crocheted red heel to match, removed the tassels from the hat to use as a stocking hanger at the top, added some bells from old Christmas gifts and decorations that I had saved and here it is completed…

Green Christmas Stocking

And here is a write-up that I did for the display.

Happy Weaving,

Terri

My website: www.saorisaltspring.com

Saori Salt Spring Studio

8 replies
  1. terri
    terri says:

    Thanks Taueret!

    It certainly would be heavy enough for a rug – it is one heavy stocking! I’d love to see photos of your rug when you’re done…

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  2. terri
    terri says:

    Hopefully it will help to raise some money to contribute to the conservancy – doing wonderful work to save the earth!

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri

  3. chiaki
    chiaki says:

    Happy New Year! Terri.

    Yes, I am busy both weaving (getting ready for the show soon!) and holiday stuff. We are having a Japanese friend who is here alone for the New Year’s Eve and New Year.
    I really love your green stocking! I don’t make stockings, but I make a purse using jeans I buy at garage sales. I will show some images later.
    My friend and I are thinking about making something ‘green’ next year!
    Let’s exchange green ideas!

    I am in Minnesota, so of course we have snow!

    I hope to see you in 2009, too.
    Oh, Brenda wants to visit you as Studio “FUN” tour. We’ll see…

  4. terri
    terri says:

    And Happy New Year Chiaki!

    I wouldn’t normally make stockings, but this was for a Christmas fundraiser and so it was fun to try something new. The stocking was auctioned off and raised some money for the nature conservancy here on Salt Spring – so I’m very happy about that.

    Yes – it would be fun to exchange ‘green’ ideas and so wonderful if you come to Salt Spring for a Studio “Fun” tour…..

    Happy Weaving,
    Terri 🙂

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