We recently had an interesting piece of art to be framed in our workshop. All the way from South Africa, this amazing image was made from re-cycled T bags! Even the labels were used!
Tea bags are dried, emptied, ironed then made into individual works of art! Each artist has their own individual styles and patterns.
We used a pale mount colour together with a lightly distressed dark wood frame which works great – highlighting the artwork.
Over in South Africa, Jill Heyes, now affectionately known as ‘The T-Bag Lady’, along with her T-Bag team, has created a working environment where people have gained far more than employment. As each tea leaf is crucial to a perfect brew, so each individual at Original T-Bag Designs is central to a business that has become a family. Read her story here – how it all started.
Those T-bags, now miniature works of art, are then applied to stationary, wooden trays, coasters, fabric items, wall decor and the ideas keep flowing! For a group of previously disadvantaged people in Hout Bay near Cape Town, South Africa, one cup of tea has indeed provided community, love, excitement, financial security and HOPE.
Check out their website here for more information and to buy their products.