Grocery Bag Piece (for Antonia Perez)

Plastic Bag Banline break white 600 x 1 pixelsSupplies:  

  • 1 sewing machine or serger
  • 1 portable table
  • 1 heavy duty extension cord

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Instructions:

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Find instructions for sewing biodegradable cotton grocery bags, or use the instructions at www.tipnut.com/35-reusable-grocery-bags-totes-free-patterns. Set up a the sewing machine at your local farmer’s market or grocery store. Collect old stiff cotton items such as old sheets, curtains, pillow cases, shirts, jeans, jackets, and dresses. Sew them into grocery bags, then invite people to trade in their old plastic bags for biodegradable ones.

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Near the market, build or weave a public sculpture out of the plastic bags.

line break white 600 x 1 pixelsSuper size it: Make a sculpture that will make people smile, but also reminds them why it’s important to use biodegradable bags.

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Black culture or history topic: Recycling (yes black people need to recycle too).

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Contemporary Artists: Antonia Perez

 

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