Fiber artists recycles Dresses for Weddings 2014 plastic As a fiber artist who crochets hats, totes, dresses and more from strips cut from plastic shopping bags, white has no use for ugly or uncooperative bags. White doesn't just collect primo plastic bags, she covets them especially if they're neon green. Jennifer ackermanhaywood the grand rapids pressbetty white, of caldonia, displays http://www.8eze.com/ purses, pouches, wine bottle gift bags, totes, hats and dresses she crochets using yarn made from plastic shopping bags.The dress on the lower right was made from more than 70 plastic meijer bags. By day, white, 62, of caledonia, leads a seemingly normal life teaching english as a second language courses at forest hill's thornapple and pine ridge elementary schools. After work, she retreats to the farmhouse Flower Girl Dresses that has been in her family for four generations to experiment with plastic"Yarn. " "Then i got to thinking, 'what else can i make?'"Said white, who www.8eze.com settled on soft white meijer bags for her next creation an evening gown crocheted from more than 70 bags.The dress, with a laceup back, took months to stitch, and it's surprisingly stunning for a gown made of plastic. Her friend, victoria peabody, bought the dress and called it art, changing everything for white, whose work had been labeled"Craft"By those who buy her creations.Peabody said she plans to eventually donate the dress, so it can be publicly displayed for its educational value. "I really think it's important that young people are exposed to this and think about sustainability and what they can do,"Peabody said. "Betty has come up with such a wonderful solution. " Inspired by peabody's appreciation of her work, white stitched another dress, a 1920sstyle made from more than 50 beige plastic hannaford supermarket bags collected during trips to visit relatives in maine.The clochestyle hat she crocheted to match is accented with brown ribbon. The second dress stopped me in my tracks when i saw it on the runway at the forest hills student redesign fashion show last month.Stitching garments comes naturally to white, who does not use patterns to create plastic designs, such as the vintagestyle, onepiece bathing suit she recently completed. White's mother taught her to knit and crochet with yarn when she was 10. "Very quickly, i got into knitting entire sweaters with very fine yarn,"She said. "I would make sweaters for my older sister, and she would wear them with pride. " "It's a lot of fun to figure out ways to reuse materials especially in this current economy,"Said white, who cuts the bags into 1 or 2inch strips.
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