I made my first T-shirt blanket in 2003. Although it wasn’t “A Thread of Green” just yet, it is how I came up with the concept.
The idea first entered my head when I was in college, cleaning out my closet, and wondering what to do with the massive amount of old t-shirts
I had accumulated over the years. Going through them was like re-living old memories – shirts given out at track meets I had won in high school, every concert I had ever attended, and of course, all those ridiculous “slogan” shirts that were funny only at the time.
Each was a memory - but also took up a lot of bulk in my closet! I hated to take them to a thrift store, as most are already overflowing with old clothes. This is when I decided to reuse them – take something old and make it new again…
- Joined August 19, 2009