I belong to a social group that tackles all kinds of crafting activity – from rug making with rags – now that’s not an easy task these days. Rags for rugs need to be natural fabric, you can’t use manmade fabrics as they simply don’t work. There’s something in the wool or cotton of old clothes from generations ago. However, there is a huge movement in the country, and the world in fact, to recycle, repurpose and reuse absolutely everything we can do. for a couple of decades, it has been far too easy to buy cheap clothes and once they’ve been worn a couple of times, just throw them away and buy the latest fad. This of course has caused massive problems with landfill sites getting clogged up and the amount of plastic soup in the sea is terrifying. All through cheap polyester and acrylic. However we can now avoid this by buying better fabrics that are more planet friendly. It has also brought back the desire to make do and mend! Instead of tossing out that slightly unfashionable top bought six months ago (! ….), we are urged to chop it up and make something else useful out of it.