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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jute for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: J is for Juvenescent





Jute

How little I knew about jute, other than the fact that I used quantities of it in the days of macrame.

Creating plant hangers, gate chime hangers, baby cradles, mobiles and any number of projects became possible with readily accessible and reasonably priced jute.

Note: The beautiful Aries baby who first used that cradle will turn older than thirty in mid-April. Can that be possible? Happy Birthday, Bre!

Last week, I noticed the gate bell hanger was more shabby than chic so I added that to my list of to-do's when I'm slothing about outside enjoying warm weather and watching the grass grow.

Hm. I might suspend the upside down tomatoes from a jute hanger. Ah, jute, let me count the ways I use thee...

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28 comments:

Paula Scott said...

Jute!!!!! How brilliant is that? I didn't even consider jute! Great post!

Sylvia K said...

You are so creative!! Marvelous post and I love that baby bed/cradle! And what a great word for the J day! Hope you're having a great week! Enjoy! while you count the ways!

Sylvia

RuneE said...

An interesting variation. I remember Jute mostly from the sacks used when I was a child for coffee, potatoes, coke - in fact for all kinds of products. They seem to have disappeared.

Wanda said...

A forgotten memory...."macrame"

You just took me back a few years!! Wow! We made those plant hangers...Who knows where they are today!!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is such a pretty place to put a baby. I just love new babies. Nothing sweeter : )

Mara said...

We've got a saying in the Netherlands about jute: she/he would look good in a jute bag. Basically it means she/he would look good in anything! Jute bags were most commonly used to store and transport potatoes and of course Saint Nicholas keeps his presents in them!

Stan Ski said...

I would never have associated Jute with baby's cradles.

anthonynorth said...

Great creativity. Such an all-rounder. Excellent.

Joy said...

Gosh blast from the past, macramé, that brought back a few memories. Jute seems to be making a comeback in the form of robust shopping bags at the moment (trying to wean us off the use of unsustainable plastic). Creative J post. Wishing you many moments of "enjoying the warm weather and watching the grass grow".

photowannabe said...

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors cradle but oh my that is simply beautiful. Any baby would have amazing dreams in one of those.
Happy slothing...

Hildred and Charles said...

Ah, macrame. What a great craft that was (is). My grand-daughter Katie slept in a cradle like the one you show, - so romantic and sweet.

angelcel said...

It never ceases to amaze me how something from such a delicate looking plant can make something so strong. :)

jabblog said...

Wonderful post. The baby cradle is a real labour of love and a precious heirloom. I haven't made any macrame for ages but never ventured more than plant hangers in any case.

Anders og Birgit said...

Really nice! Whish I had the patience to make macrame myself

Amity said...

Hi Sue;

what a lovely use of jute...:)

but jute for us is some kind of leafy vegetable!

that pic, is that the real one u'r talking about?

nice, nice piece!

Reader Wil said...

Such a beautiful cradle should get a place in a jute museum! How clever of you to create such masterpieces!

Gattina said...

Excellent ! How did you find that ? Never thought of it !
Gattina from ABC team

LisaF said...

The hanging cradle is beautiful! What a treasure to have. The best I could muster was a plant hanger when I was in high school and it went the route of a garage sale long ago.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a beautiful jute cradle. Such a great choice for today's letter. A

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

What a beautiful jute cradle. Such a great choice for today's letter. A

lv2scpbk said...

Nice post.

Roger Owen Green said...

I always loved knowing about jute when I was in school, because it was obscure knowledge in my part of the world. .

Beverley Baird said...

I used to love macrame! What a great post - lots of memories!

Geraldine said...

This cradle is a keeper, how lovely! I made a LOT of macrame pieces in the 70-80's, what fun it was. Especially wall hangings and owls (remember those!!!) Glad I stopped in.

Hugs, G

jay said...

That baby cradle is very beautiful! Such a great idea, too, and easily rockable.

Grace and Bradley said...

Yes, Indeed, cloth made of 麻 jute is the most comfortable cloth to wear in the hot humid summer of southeast Asia.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I believe jute is being put to more use these days, as a green alternative to various things. I love that cradle!

VJF said...

You are showing your creativity! Thanks for a wonderful post!