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I am a gypsy! having been born and raised in Yorkshire, England I left at 21 and lived in many places including Germany for 5 years. This resulted in my always striving to move on to the next level of my life. The one thing that remained constant is my need to create. Eventually I went back to university and graduated with a first class honours degree in fashion and textiles majoring in knitwear design. I am now back in Yorkshire and a professional in-house hand knit designer for a well known UK pattern and yarn company.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

'MAKE DO & MEND' ON TREND ETHOS


(Basic base is a recycled yarn tube but other tubes which are the right size for the arm can be used. A cover is hand sewn by slip stitching to cover the tube)




Development for 'The Makery'. A new business in Bath. U.K. specialising in bitesize workshops based on reusing items and getting back to basic skills and crafts. This is an on going piece which I am working on to hold knit and crochet workshops. This should be around November time.


...crochet and knit is used to make flowers and leaves from left over yarns....

..working out the placement of said flowers....


....inside the tube, with the cover in place ready to be hand stitched...



...finished bracelet, white garter stitch base with crochet embellishments...other applique can be applied, it just needs imagination (Old buttons are very useful)




...here one of the flowers has been sewn to hang loose so that it moves with the wearer....





....bracelet stood on an empty yarn tube, lol it looks like a vase of flowers.






1 comment:

Alison Friday said...

Recycle is my middle name,
(well really Jane as you know)
I like this post;-)