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Recycled Sweater Pillows

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I make recycled sweater pillows using wool and cashmere sweaters. The pillows feature a bird on a branch, all made from sweaters and bits of felt.

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New Life for an Old Kilt

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At my local thrift shop l discovered an authentic Scottish kilt priced at the exact price of $3.96.  The soft wool and lovely grey tartan were very appealing.  It even came with a kilt pin...

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Mittens from recycled felted wool sweaters

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Lately, I have been intrigued by the idea of using recycled goods in my artwork.  For instance, my "SmittenS" collection of environmentally friendly mittens are made from recycled wool...

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If you just can't throw anything away...

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Left over pieces of ribbon, vintage travel pennants, and old wool sweaters - All too good to throw away! Here are some ideas for reinventing them.

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Pink Sweater turned lampshade covering ..

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i had an old drum style lampshade .. i had a big bulky pink sweater with awesome big pink sweater covered buttons .. i had the current issue of country living magazine, which has an article on...

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vase cuffs

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These take off from Sue's shirt cuff idea, but instead of crisp white shirts, I used an old wool shirt, and recycled the cuffs and collar for this project.

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Upcycled Purses Redux

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More Purses made from Upcycled materials.  I have had to take a part time job, yuck, so I have been slowed down on my rate of output.  I find myself just desperate to get home and get...

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I feel like felting...

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I buy old wool sweaters and blankets, and hand felt them by washing them in very hot water, and then drying in the dryer. This causes the knitted wool to become extremely tight wool felt. From there...

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Recycled sweater cup cozy

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After making handbags from the body of a felted wool sweater I got at GoodWill,I was left with the arms. I couldn't throw them away! And I am allergic to wool,so I could not make leg or arm warmers...

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