Fruit and vegetable shopping can be an ethical minefield. Do I buy the loose apples flown from the other side of the world, or the local apples wrapped in plastic? The loose bananas, with nature's natural packaging of a banana skin, or the fairtrade bunch of bananas wrapped in plastic? It is difficult, and I'm not sure there are any easy answers. After a trip to the supermarket, I realised I had all of this packaging just from fruit.
It was quite scary when I put it all together. Instead of throwing this all away, I used it to weave a tapestry for the British Tapestry Group 'Off the Loom' workshop this weekend. Members were asked to contribute tapestries made with recycled materials for this workshop.
I cut the packaging in to strips, and also used some old warp as a header and footer. I particularly like the ends, I purposely kept them not woven in. You can see some of the other tapestries produced for this workshop here.