I am painting the stairs to the basement today so while I was waiting for the paint to dry, I made this walking stick by wrapping it with cloth my mother had from the 1950's. I have been saving it for over 20 years for something special. As I don't really sew, I decided that this was a good way to use the fabric. It is bright and colorful and 'soft'. This one is for a friend, but I think I will make one for myself, some for the grandchildren, and possibly a couple for sale, if anyone is interested.