BethHedin

Summer and Winter Weaving

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 2 Sales

BethHedin

Summer and Winter Weaving

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2 Sales On Etsy since 2010

Announcement   Upcycled, Recycled Handwoven Items. I weave recycled grocery and newspaper plastic bags into purses, laptop bags, rugs, and placemats.
I will custom make bags for you.
I also weave throw-size wool blankets, called "Pennsylvania Handwoven Woolens".
The 3rd category is potholders! These cotton loop woven potholders are about 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" and can be color-custom made.

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Last updated on Dec 6, 2016

Upcycled, Recycled Handwoven Items. I weave recycled grocery and newspaper plastic bags into purses, laptop bags, rugs, and placemats.
I will custom make bags for you.
I also weave throw-size wool blankets, called "Pennsylvania Handwoven Woolens".
The 3rd category is potholders! These cotton loop woven potholders are about 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" and can be color-custom made.

Beth Hedin

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Beth Hedin

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I weave recycled material into functional and interesting items.

I started weaving decades ago and never moved anywhere without my small loom, through schools, many houses, with my husband & 3 kids. The past few years, I have tried new materials, like recycled plastic newspaper and grocery bags, which weave into very strong and colorful fabrics. Add old seat belts from auto salvage yards, and you get a 100% recycled bag! As much as I love the medium, I won't be sad when plastic bags become rare and I can't weave them anymore...I'll find something else! I also like collecting peoples old jeans and making new rugs out of them. It's so rewarding to take a family's old jeans and make a functional, and sentimental, rug.
I have 3 weaving looms. One is an old Union Rug loom that's at least 70 years old (thanks mom!), a larger floor loom, and a smaller one that can travel to festivals and workshops with me.
Thank you to Abby Kraftowitz (Pittsburgh photographer) for the picture.

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    I am a weaver and an environmentalist, so weaving recycled materials was inevitable. I weave newspaper and grocery bags and use old seat belts into bags (which I call ReNews Bags), also into rugs and placemats. I also use old jeans to make rugs.

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