Recycled Art at Ben’s Old Loom Barn

Recycled Art at Ben’s Old Loom Barn

This week we are featuring one of the producers at Ben’s Old Loom Barn in Canaan Valley, Patty Loebig.

Patty’s most recent project has been creating tote bags out of recycled plastic bags. She uses bags from different stores to create the color palette (Dollar General is yellow, Walmart is blue, Sheetz is green, Kroger is brown, etc.). She starts by collecting the recycled bags, folding them, and cutting them into thin strips so that they can be rolled and used as thread. Patty then weaves the plastic thread through her loom like she would any other material. The final product is a beautiful repurposing.

Stop by Ben’s Old Loom Barn to check out these bags and many other interesting creations.

Ben’s Old Loom Barn is also displaying their producer’s work this month in the lobby of Citizen’s Bank in Parsons. Stop by during regular business hours to see some of their incredible work! (2) (1)


About Mountain Arts District

The Mountain Arts District is a place, a network, a resource for artists, and on-line, it is a directory for all people and events in our mountain counties. Its purpose it to promote the unique arts and culture of north central West Virginia, spanning the counties of Barbour, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, and Upshur. MAD was formed by a collective group of volunteers to strengthen the arts economy, establish the area as an arts destination for tourists, and increase the development of public arts. Join us!