The world of textiles is an imperfect one, filled with imperfect choices - so I thought I'd tell you about some of the fabrics I'm using and why. Fascinating, right?
This is recycled rubber. It's a broken inner tube from a flat bicycle tire. I wash it and use it to reinforce the grommets on my aprons. Durable and good looking. Put it through the wash and don't worry about it.
The upside: Available at my local bike shop. Free. They were going to throw it away anyway.
The downside: None.