My Ode to Iowa: a skirt made from towels.
These were all made from Iowan ladies. I'm giving the towels another chance + another use. A majority of the towels were made by someone's Babička (Czech Grandmother). I rescued a few from garage sales and others from Czech Village. The majority of the towel stories followed the same storyline: my grandmother or Babička kept everything. If it were to unravel, she would embroider...crochet....tatt on it. Her way of giving it a new chance.
Iowa has great thrift material. It's not only the textile as material. It is also the stories as material. This is the part of LADYFITS I enjoy most, hearing the textile stories that make up the culture, the people and the history of Iowa.
Background Textiles: thrifted silk Iowa scarf (left) and my Babička's tablecloth (right).