Second Chance for Women’s Pantyhose

March 17, 2013 under Art

By Julia, our Ukrainian Connection

pantyhose art arrangement - hand crafted

womens pantyhose reused

Since the 60’s, women cannot imagine their life without pantyhose because of all the benefits that this invention presents.  In general, hosiery used to be darned to a point that one would do anything possible to preserve it and prolong its life.  It would never get thrown away!

 

These days, as the standard of living improved and quite often old ripped pantyhose are thrown away.  But what a waste!  For some appearance of a run is just the beginning.  There is a way to give used pantyhose another chance life and it is something that doesn’t even cross people’s mind.

 

The uses are so diverse!  There are many options what to do with ripped pantyhose – dusting cloth, dish cloth, storage casing for onions and garlic and for Christmas tree decorations.  But the most interesting idea is to make crafts!  Creativity is unlimited when it comes to using this gentle, light, and romantic fabric to decorate your home.

 

flower pantyhose on a curtain - decorationWhat an entertaining and wonderful idea it is to create flower compositions from nylon!  From sheer fabric one can make delicate flowers, which can be even used as hair clips, brooches, wedding decorations, and lamps.

 

 

 

flower arrangement from pantyhose

women’s pantyhose can be recycled

Her flower compositions are amazing!  Literally, from an ugly duckling Inna creates a beautiful swan.  Sheer fabric, tape, and glue transform in the hands of the craftswoman and acquire a new life in a form of pretty flowers.  This gives used pantyhose a second chance to life and help to reduce landfill waste.

 

In Ukraine this method is new and only a few people work with it. Inna Kostenko hopes to develop her skills to a higher level and eventually start to teach classes on pantyhose art.

                       

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What am I going to do with all these pretty things in my drawer?

January 7, 2013 under Travel

It seems to me that I inherit pantyhose almost at the same rate as I purchase it.  On my quest for friendship I somehow only click with ambitious women, but they often decide to leave Vancouver for better career options.

Whatever things they can’t take, including their stash of hosiery, ends up being given to me.  I already feel like I have more than enough to keep up my hosiery supply for the next 2 years.

Things like bathroom scales and other gadgets in good condition can be easily sold at easy auction websites like DealDash, so I don’t mind to do it for them and just send them the money afterwards.

If it’s clothing that doesn’t fit me, it’s not a problem – I give it away to a friend who runs a second hand store.  As they say, one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.

But I can’t possibly think of just giving hosiery away.  Even though I already have too much, I can never refuse to have some more.  But let’s look at the bright side – it serves as a reminder about my friends aboard.  Through half way of me putting on that gifted hose, I recall that it’s been a while since I e-mailed the former owner.