Tees for Potholders

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.

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