I am in love with Fresh Mesh. I am not sure what I am going to do with it, but I find it strangely beautiful. For years, I did not think twice about throwing it in the recycling bin, but now that I have a huge collection, it is a monument to my kitchen efforts: the empty bags from innumerable avocados, sweet potatoes, onions, lemons and garlic.
I have also been saving little plastic kitchen bits for the past three years or so. This is just a fraction of the collection:
The colors are so vibrant, and they look beautiful as a collection. A
couple of years ago, I had Diego's preschool class save their bits for a
couple of months. I helped the kids to turn them into a giant mobile
that we hung in their classroom. We talked about recycling and turning trash into art, and we spent a lot of time sorting by shape and color. It was a brilliant project, and I'd like to do it again this coming spring.
So, back to the mesh. I have been storing it inside a couple of the larger bags, and I made a
little ball of it by cramming a lot of pieces in a bag and tying off the
bag. It is very light and has a fun, squishy texture. If I have enough of this
some day, I would like to make a bean bag chair out of it, perhaps by sewing several bags together to make the cover.
I have a couple different mesh projects that I will share with you soon. If you have any suggestions, please share them!