Mover, Maker & Creator


t-shirt shag rug tutorial

Posted by on Oct 11, 2011 in blue, buying local, Chicago, christmas, concious consumption, craft, design, diy, eco friendly, generation t, gifts, recycled, room decor, rug, shag rug, tshirts, tutorial, upcycled, waste-free | 144 comments

  Here it is, finally! My shag rug is complete. I love how it feels under my feet, and if it starts to look a little flat, I pick it up, shake it, and it fluffs right back up!  It took some time but I finished it and I’m glad I decided to make one. You can too, especially if you like to cut up t-shirts but never know what to do with the scraps afterwards. The scraps from my scarves are perfect candidates for making a rug. And this craft is very easy, even children can learn...

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Lauren Baker Arts

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010 in lauren baker, rags by sock monkey, recycled clothing, scarves, skirts, tshirts | 2 comments

Lauren Baker has done it again. Although it was fast, we had another little photo shoot to record my work for a batch of t-shirts and skirts that are heading for Seattle WA. I recommend going to check out her website, Not only does she do photography but she dances too! She’s leaving Chicago this week to move back to Minneapolis, where I hope to be with her again someday. I’ll miss her mad skills with a camera! I’ll be back soon with more! But right...

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