I have had a long, long, unrequited love affair with polyester. And I’m talking about the truly wild prints…the more hideous the better. But sadly, we all know how polyester follows the old rule: good from afar, but far from good. It’s horrible to wear. It’s static-y, it starts to smell, it doesn’t breathe. Sigh. It’s just so funky though. And I do mean funky in the good way.
For years (and I mean years) I have been trying to think of an application that just screams out for polyester. I must be living well because last week it finally hit me:
Yep. That’s right. It’s a grocery bag.
And polyester is indeed the perfect medium for this project. It’s light, it’s strong, and after you ball it up and stick it in your pocket it pops back out without a wrinkle in sight. It’s a miracle I tell you.
Not only does my muse work with wool, apparently she is pretty keen on polyester too. And out of gratitude for the idea, the first five people who come visit our booth at the Farmers Market and mention this post on Saturday, July 5th will get one for free. Yup. For free. The market starts at nine, by the way. Just look for the Peace Flags out on the lawn.
So now I just have two things to say:
And what am I going to do with these little babies?