Although several people around the nursing home have said they’d bring in some old tees for the ladies’ weaving projects, only Ellen, the recreation director, has actually delivered. Soooo. . . I continue to shop for cheap tees at Sal’s.
Fellow volunteer, Ann, drops by once in awhile to help bind off potholders.
Currently weaving a couple of black and silver-grey potholders for the cashier at Sal’s. She’s anxious to see what we make with the dozens of t-shirts that I buy there!
Mostly I get 29¢ tees,
hoping to find those with very little advertising.
Since it only takes a few tie-dyed loops to jazz up an entire potholder
I’ll pay up to 49¢ for tie-dyed tees, even in little kids’ sizes. Woo-hoo. . . I’m such a Big Spender!! lol.
I don’t often find garments other than tees priced that low but Sal’s has been slowly lowering prices on their few remaining summer garments. I can’t wait to see what cute potholders we’ll make from this 49¢ XL flowered knit top!
It’s worth taking the time to look through the rack of men’s long-sleeved tees too.
Yeah, there’s a huge ad on the front, but the XL-sized back is clear, plus there’s all that extra fabric in the long sleeves – and all for only 29¢. ha
More tees means more weaving fun to come for m’ladies. Yay!
Note to Self: Must Remember – cut strips from that flowered top vertically, rather than horizontally, so when stretched on the loom they will curl toward the fabric’s wrong-side, letting us see the pretty print. Strips cut horizontally curl in the opposite direction, which usually works out well as the unfaded inside of a used tee often looks much better than the outside.