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.