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T-Shirt Rugs and Trivets


Hula-hoop t-shirt rugHula-hoop t-shirt rugInspired by students from Fremont's American High School (article), ACLC organized a series of creative reuse projects to help raise awareness about waste reduction and recycling on campus and in the community.

On Wednesday, January 25th, students learned how to create rugs, hats, trivets, and other crafts by weaving strands of discarded t-shirts.

In preparation for the activity, the school launched a used t-shirt drive to collect the raw materials for the project.  School volunteers, faciliators and learners alike researched innovative ways to create rugs and found a clever way to make them using picture frames or hula-hoops as a weaving frame. (Instructions here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtKihiq013w