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What's it all about?

posted Oct 5, 2010, 9:14 PM by Spring Garrett   [ updated Oct 5, 2010, 9:30 PM ]
A huge part of what I want to do with Rumpelsilkskin is share the joy of creating with "trash", things that lie around, take up space and sometimes "nag" to be used or gotten rid of.  I believe everyone is creative and that we just need to give ourselves permission to do what ever we want-with no judgment.  I bet lots of people have things they plan to do something with someday when they have time.  I had a few nice ties sitting in a fabric box for 10 years or more.  One day I got them out and cut and sewed them up and look at what happened!  I figured they were doing nothing for me in that box so I might as well "take the plunge" and try making something out of them.  At first it wasn't great but after a few prototypes, I developed the tie pouch to carry an ipod or cell phone.  I bought a few more used ties and then had enough to stitch together.  Jackets and vests came next.  That was  year ago.  Now I make everything from children's toys to housewares to skirts to headbands....from ties!  My vision is that every man, woman and child should have a Rumpelsilkskin recycled tie object taking the place of an item whose materials might be freshly taken from the earth.  If you don't let me make you your sustainable fun stuff I hope I can inspire you to recycle, create and conserve your own awesome stuff.  I'll be rounding up some good ideas and posting them here in the near future.  Stay tuned!  RS