Why mors?

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  • #4218
    Tarragon
    Tarragon
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    Hi

    I arrived here thanks to the feature on BBC Woman’s Hour. I’ve yet to find a pod or make bag, but I have ordered some labels (confidence, huh?).

    Anyway, my question is about the name.

    Why “mors”?

    (I’m praying that the answer isn’t embarrassingly obvious or displayed so prominently on the website that I missed it …)

    #4221
    beattie
    beattie
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    Hello Tarragon! Nice to meet you and welcome to the forum 😀 I’m impressed that you’ve been inspired and have ordered your labels already – I hope you find it fun to make and give away morsbags.

    And the name….
    We used to have a feature on the old website that gave an explanation, such as it is.
    Morsbags was started in 2007 by Claire and Joe Morsman, they were looking for a name that would be unique and not TOO obviously “green” / “eco” / “recycled and came up with part of their name, added to “bags”. Tah-dah!

    Sorry it’s quite prosaic, really.

    #4223
    offcuts
    offcuts
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    And people tell us it means mother in Danish and waste in Afrikaan but that is just a coincidence.

    Great that you have ordered some labels. Claire’s appearance on Women’s Hour has been very successful.

    There might not be a pod in your area and we usually suggest just register one and just make a few bags for yourself to get the hang of it. Some people continue to make them on their own for a while, then maybe ask a few friends to come and join you. The combination of making morsbags, chat, tea/coffee/cake is usually a winner.

    Also we have active Facebook pages that are worth a look! 🙂

    #4225
    Tarragon
    Tarragon
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    Thanks for the info – I’m sure I can’t have been the only one to wonder. (Maybe you need an “About Us” page on the website?)

    There seem to be a couple of solo baggers in my area but I plan to make a few for friends and family first, and then maybe get involved with others – and maybe get others involved too

    #4226
    Tarragon
    Tarragon
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    (looks like the forum didn’t like my emojis and truncated my post…)

    I already have the fabric ear-marked. Some old curtains that were “too good to throw out” and some old duvet covers also TGTTO, plus various offcuts (so to speak). Can’t wait to get started, but I’ve a couple of projects to finish first so I shall have to be contain myself for now. 🙂

    #4228
    Krisaby
    Krisaby
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    Nice to meet you Tarragon. I think you are right about having a little back-history on the website. People are always asking me why the bags are Morsbags. Looking forward to hearing your progress in due course when you have finished you current projects and have time to make bags. I started by bagging my friends and family.

    #4236
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    Dartfrog
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    You know, I’ve wondered myself and never thought to actually find out. lol

    #4241
    Agwen
    Agwen
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    Hello Tarragon, it sound like you have some interesting fabric lined up and you are ready to get making.

    #4244
    beattie
    beattie
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    Isn’t it lovely to be able to re-purpose fabrics that are not worn out, just superfluous to requirements. 😀 Happy sewing Tarragon

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