On my second visit to the stinky house, I combed through several boxes of mostly nasty clothes in a weird little bathroom/dressing room off the apparent living room.
This was the same room in which my sister had found a whole stack of vintage flour sacks that I became the very happy recipient of. The loop that you see here is one of those sacks.
Although I had passed up a 100% wool undershirt on my first pass through, I saw it this time through different eyes.
After washing and drying it hot (which eliminated the whole "stinky" and "ewww" factor), the wool was nicely felted, and a perfect material to stitch a peace sign out of.
This very natural patina goes perfectly with the soft blues and greys of the dotty upholstery sample.
I lined it with more flour sack unbleached cotton, and re-used a piece of one of my shirts that looks better as a pocket than it ever did as a fashion statement.