Over a year ago, I purchased 5 garbage bags of used clothing for $25. I promised to give new life to 441 total garments. Other projects have come and gone, and this work continues.
I took 4 to a community printing party, and they found a second life with new imagery. I took 10 more into my own closet, and made 2 gathering bags from nylon running shorts. The plastic bags I was using to collect plants for dyeing were getting torn up on thorns and branches. These new tougher bags will last, and are just the right size for the amount of plant material I can carry. Making weed-guards from 4 pairs of shorts sewn into a square, with a center opening will protect young trees from water and nutrient thieves nearby.