Last night I was contacted by an ICU nurse, from a large London Hospital, to ask if I could make some draw string bags. These are for her colleagues to put their dirty uniforms into after a hospital shift. The scrubs get washed in the hospitals, but the normal uniforms are taken home to be… Continue reading Making bags from pillowcases for dirty hospital uniforms
I purchased a simple frame loom from a thrift shop but the similar can be found at Hobby Craft or Tiger or you can make your own using a picture frame and some nails. I displayed the hanging from a broken branch I found in the garden. Materials Plastic bags in a variety of colours… Continue reading Another use for old plastic bags, weave a wall hanging
Inspirational Ideas For a Beautiful & Sustainable Home Anyone who has read any of Selina’s other nine books will know they are in for a visual treat with this one. Originally a Stylist, it was well into her career that Selina became an author and Columnist. She writes a regular column for Modern Gardens magazine… Continue reading Natural Living Style by Selina Lake
As part of Paris Design week the Maison des métallos held an exhibition of recycled art. The first exhibitor is Sophie Helene. She uses recycled plastic and netting to create her installations many of which are photographed in natural surroundings. The piece above is made from cartridge wrappings. The work below is made from piecing… Continue reading Installations made from recycled waste featured at Maison des Metallos during Paris Design Week
Valentina Karelina and Yury Karelin are the parents of a very creative friend of mine. She happened to mention that her parents had created a garden out of plastic bottles. As a lover of all things recycled, I asked if she would send me some images, and let me interview her. Where do your parents… Continue reading A Russian Garden created from recycled bottles.