Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Update on Recycled Felt!

(Above: Connie Akers with the purse she lined with recycled black felt!)

The black felt I use for my Grave Rubbing Art Quilt series is recycled from the River Runner, a kayak and canoe shop here in Columbia. Believe it or not, these outdoor boats are shipped to suppliers wrapped in felt. Generally, the felt is simply thrown out, but River Runner's owner, Guy Jones, saves all the felt for me. Recently I had more than I could handle and mailed it away. Five went to people outside the USA (my limit!). I still have more to mail to people inside the USA.

(To see the original blog post about this, click HERE!)

While in Texas, I met one of the wonderful ladies that had already received some of the black recycled felt. That's Connie Akers, above, showing how she used the felt to line a cute purse. Below are postcards I received from Carole Kokinis in England and Margeeth....who also sent the fantastic buttons. She's in the Netherlands. These postcards were most unexpected. I only asked that a postcards be sent to Guy Jones at the River Runner, 905 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201! Guy didn't know anything about this until postcards started coming. He and his wife have promised to find a time when I can photograph them with their new treasures....which THEY LOVE! Thanks to everyone who sent a postcard to Guy!


Margeeth said...

Oh great, this time the envelope did get to you (and not back to me again, like the first time I tried to sent it).

Wanda said...

Susan...your compassion runs deeper than most people realize

Fulvia said...

I have no idea where my original request went but, if there is sill a chance, Susan, I would love to get my hands on all the felt you can spare. Thanks so much.