02.24.13

Yet another use for selvages…

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:41 pm by Lauretta Crites

trellis strings poised and waiting

trellis strings poised and waiting

Yes, February is spring in southern California, some of our very best weather is now especially for working outside.  I’ll be inside the studio hiding out from the heat over the summer but during this time of year I spend as much time as possible outside.  One of my favorite uses for selvages is as “string” for my sugar snap peas or green beans.  I especially like the long ones from quilt backs and lengthwise cut borders.  Sometimes I get 2 uses out of them, on the trellis above I have a combination of reused  and new selvages.  I use my more colorful ones like ribbon to tie things together but the less interesting white edges usually ends up in the garden.

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