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Museum highlights repurposed fabrics in virtual art show


April 30, 2020

Photo courtesy of Clausen Memorial Museum

Bette Massey entered a quilt made from old blue jeans into the Clausen Museum's virtual art show titled, Upcycle.

Nine sewers and artists have given new life to old pieces of clothing and curtains by repurposing them into entirely new functional items, as part of Clausen Memorial Museum's virtual art show, Upcycled.

Museum Director Cindi Lagoudakis was first approached by the Reduce Plastic Use Petersburg group earlier this year with the idea of hosting an exhibit at the museum that used old fabrics from clothes, table cloths, curtains and other cloth items to create whole new items that can be used instead of throwing the fabrics away.

However, neither the Clausen Museum nor the Reduce Plastic Use P...

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