Bags of hessian

Well I have sewn up two rolls of  this very tactile coarse material.  It has so many names it is confusing, hessian, jute, burlap or just plain sacking I guess it  matters not what you call it.

Its use is wide and wonderful, from the building trade keeping the frost off supplies, storing and transporting all types of goods,  to interior design used as wall covering or just a simple wall hanging.  My original rolls were bought for wedding breakfast table runners for  decoration to give a rustic quirky feel to the event.  It worked well, but what a waste for a one off trip!

Of course I rescued the 6 rolls and stashedthem away before any objections were raised and I have spent the last couple of  days satisfying myself that I can recycle the stuff for a Christmas Craft Fair.  What do you reckon?

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Pegging a rug using a hessian backing and fabric scraps.

Bottle Gift Bags.

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Christmas Gift Bags.

The only downside is the mess the fibres make everywhere, and the punishment to the hands, but all in a good recycle cause I say.