Monday, February 4, 2013

Old sail, new art.


A couple of years ago while raising our main sail on CRUSH, we tore it. After some sewing and sail tape, we were able to salvage it, but it was obvious that the sail would need to be replaced. The sail was original to our boat, a 1972 Helms 25.
So last summer we did just that. The new sail is shiny and white, but doesn't have the logo.
Anyway, what to do with the old sail? We couldn't just throw it out, so it was folded up and stored in my studio. Then it came to us, why not frame the old logo and hang it up in the house.

My husband is a handy guy and he made up with frame, so now the logo hangs on the brick chimney wall in our dining room. The finished size measures about 3 x 5 feet. Doesn't look that big when it was up on the sailboat.

Now, what to do with all that remaining sail fabric. I've got lots of ideas for the rest of the main sail and I have an old Spinaker too.


aimee said...

Awesome! What a cool and unique wallhanging - just like what you'd see in a trendy shelter blog or magazine spread.

KayakChickee said...

Thanks! After we carried it around and held it up to all the walls, this is where it looked best. Perfect there in fact. We are really pleased. Now we'll need to move some other pictures around.