Sheila Hepper, one of the Studio Collective members, has written this poem about the rag rug in Stages of Making.
That t-shirt you bought new from the shop,
It's fresh and bright, you wear it a lot.
A few washes in,
It becomes a day thing.
Then you say
It's fit for the bin.
But STOP you could make a CHOP
And put it with others a bright bouncy rug.
So fluffy and bouncy,
You won’t resist,
What a nice way to give that old t-shirt a new spin.
You chop them up and hook them in.
Some roll up,
Some curl at the top,
Others a spin.
How glad you are now
You didn’t put it in the bin.