I loved this "Joseph" sweater, I bought it second hand when my daughter was a baby. I had worn it to death and washed and washed it. In the end it was so felted I got a very talented lady to knit me a new one and I made a cushion out of the original.… Continue reading I thought while we are all stuck at home and need something to do I would repost some of my easy to make projects. Why not up cycle an old jumper to create a new cushion? Here I show how I re-loved a giddy goat sweater to create a cushion.
Need somewhere to stack the Christmas presents? Make a coffee table from a wooden pallet.
This is such an inexpensive, quick and easy project to make. It would make a great Christmas present too. All you need is a wooden pallet, sandpaper, 4 castors, screw driver, paint brush, white primer/undercoat, top colour in emulsion or satinwood. Step 1 Sand off any rough bits from the pallet. Step 2 Paint onto… Continue reading Need somewhere to stack the Christmas presents? Make a coffee table from a wooden pallet.
Meet the hooked rug designer maker, Debbie Siniska
As Charleston, the Bloomsbury home of art and crafts, holds the exhibition 'Post impressionism living Omega Workshops' 14 Sept 2019- 19th January 2020 . I interviewed one of the designers selling in their shop, Debbie Siniska. Debbie at work in her studio I know you as a Hooked rug maker, Can you tell me did… Continue reading Meet the hooked rug designer maker, Debbie Siniska
With Oxfam encouraging us to buy second hand and to recycle this month, I am posting a review of the book I wrote in 2011. The Shirt Off His Back. A book full of ideas to re-love and upcycle old shirts.
by Juliet Bawden and photographed by Caroline Arber This book review first appeared on the Sewing Directory web site and was written by Fiona Pullen This innovative up-cycling book makes use of a material we all have around us – Men’s shirts. Those of us with men in the house will undoubtedly have, no longer,… Continue reading With Oxfam encouraging us to buy second hand and to recycle this month, I am posting a review of the book I wrote in 2011. The Shirt Off His Back. A book full of ideas to re-love and upcycle old shirts.
Make a recycled Appliquéd picnic blanket.
This project was originally in Coast magazine. Those who live on the Coast are probably more aware than most, of the changing seasons. The skies are overcast and dark, the sea becomes rough and the sea gulls soar and wheel on the updrafts. With this image in mind I have designed an appliqued blanket. I… Continue reading Make a recycled Appliquéd picnic blanket.