Release Date: 05 August 2009
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Recycled wool sweaters are given new life in Crispina ffrench's creative hands. Playful, stylish, and utterly captivating, Crispina's unique wearables, blankets, pillows, and dolls are hand sewn using felted pieces of recycled wool knitwear. Snapped up by museum stores and gift shops across the country, her pieces have been popular gift items for 20 years.
Now, using simple sewing skills and a few basic stitching tools, home crafters can learn Crispina's techniques for felting, cutting up, and reassembling recycled wool knitwear. It all begins with a fleecy, fuzzy pile of gently worn sweaters. Hand-me-downs, accidentally shrunken sweaters, and thrift store finds all work well in the sweater chop shop.
Five uniquely fashionable sweater styles, artfully crafted from pieces of former sweaters, form the heart of the book's projects. The ways in which colors, textures, and sweater parts are mixed and matched is inventive and magical. Smaller items use up wool scraps and inspire crafters to make beautiful home accessories and whimsical toys.
Each project includes a complete list of required materials and tools. Detailed advice on advance preparation is followed by step-by-step instructions and strong graphic illustrations drawn by Crispina's own hand, plus creative ideas for personalizing each project.
Large or small, simple or intricately embellished, every project is a work of recycling art - rewarding to make, fun to use or wear, and good for the environment.
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