Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bottle top bag

A few years back I made a series of bags from old bottles tops that I found in a school I was teaching at.  The tops had been used for counting in maths.  I loved how the tops were worn by all those years of being used and treasured by the little hands of the young students.  They reminded me of my own childhood and a time when things were simpler and less complicated. The bag was selected to be part of an exhibition that toured New Zealand and Australia for several years and featured on a calender, that was sold in galleries during the tour, of work by artists who work with 'recycled/upcycled' materials.  I was very proud of this bag at the time as it was all lined and damn fiddly to make.

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