Advertisement

Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags

Knitting with a repurpose: Woman makes suit of plastic bags Photo: AP

March 21, 2019 04:22 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — Rosa Ferrigno's new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags.

The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were tied together to make yarn. She lined it with cotton fabric.

Advertisement

The finished garment is quite chic, with a tweedy look from green printing on the brown bags.

Her daughter, Fran Bertalli, tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that Ferrigno has been knitting and sewing since her childhood in Sicily.

Last summer, Ferrigno saw someone's purse made from repurposed plastic bags and started her own bag projects, making two purses before the suit.

She says she does it just for fun.

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

(Copyright 2019 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertisement

No gas tax increase slated for Minnesotans after lawmakers reach budget deal

Budget negotiations resume as adjournment deadline looms

Late May snow in store for parts of the state in Sunday's weather forecast

Trump's 'great patriot' farmers follow him into a trade war

Billion dollar threat: Foreign pig disease could paralyze Minnesota economy

Flooding on the Mississippi River delays shipping season, key commodities

Advertisement