Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lazy Tong Terror


This is the new rag rug that Hazel has been making for the last few weeks whilst watching television in the evenings. Its mostly made from old clothes, T-shirts, and cheap material from the market. Archie usually draws the design but being a grumpy teen he declined and I had to do it. It's a plate with egg, sausage, mushroom and tomatoes. Isn't it obvious?!
It graces or back room now under the table where the old rabbit soiled one used to be. All we need now is a grumpy rabbit to poo all over it and all will be complete!

A sneak previw now of a weird metal gadget before it gets put on Hazel's A1Scrapmetal blog. I bought it for her from the Oxfam shop for three quid.
Lazy tongs were used by midgets in the 19th century to retrieve rude books about corsets and brassieres from the high shelves of the infamous Bodkin Shops which flourished in the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th.

Here you see it half extended. To show it fully extended I need a special lens for my camera and special license from the post office. I expect Hazel will show it to it's fullest advantage in her excellent blog very soon.
She is especially jubulent at the moment as the Interactive Arts course she works so hard on has been given 5 more years after it's 5 year review.

8 comments:

Adele said...

Oh that's brilliant news about Interactive Arts! Woo-hoo!

Swapatorium said...

That rug is amazing!! The plate on the bottom is genius. How long did it take her to complete it? Did she study rug making? What a wonderful way to recycle old clothing! Maybe she can give me pointers on how to make one.

Anonymous said...

hello.
Hazel said....I will find you out a rug hooker...
or do you have one?
I use a rug canvas..if you can't buy it in the US I can send you some too..?
I need to go to a special shop in Manchester. to buy it....
which I can do after the assessments..I can get myself some at the same time..
I only make one rug a year..this one only took 3 weeks in the evenings...Got a bit obcessive though.
t shirt material is best...stretchy and doesn't fray.
I am self taught..been making them for years...

Jonathan said...

Congrats to Hazel,
for her program being continued.

Anonymous said...

HAzel said....Thank you Jon...it was all very nerve wracking..I hate all that stuff..big panels of serious people..makes me want to run...

Jonathan said...

Hazel- Glad that you toughed it through. Heck, ONE serious person usually has me looking for the door...

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for dropping by Jonathan, Adele and Angelica.
It's another bright sunny start to the day but rain coming from the west for this afternoon so better go out and enjoy it whilst it's here. The tulips and daffs look very colourful in the garden now and there are blackbirds and chaffinches on our fat balls and seed containers.
Better go and wake Archie up - he has to give a slide show talk at school today.

onehuman said...

WONDERFUL