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The sweater chop shop : sewing one-of-a-kind creations from recycled sweaters

Author: Crispina ffrench
Publisher: North Adams, Mass. : Storey Pub., ©2009.
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Recycle, Re-create, Re-enjoy! You don't even need a sewing machine to upcycle old sweaters into new wearables, blankets, pillows, and dolls that are fresh, playful, and utterly captivating. It's easy as felting the wool, cutting the pieces for your new project, and stitching everything together using simple hand-sewing skills. Noted designer Crispina ffrench shares her techniques and passion as she introduces you  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Crispina ffrench
ISBN: 9781603421553 1603421556
OCLC Number: 244420358
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 174 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Artful Beauty of Recycling Wool Sweaters --
Assembling Your Materials and Chop Shop Toolbox --
Starting from Square One --
Cutie-Pie Pot Holders --
Neck Nuzzle Muffler --
Simple Pillows --
Keepsake Blankets --
Hand-Me-Down My New Sweaters --
The Basic Pullover Sweater --
Zippered Cardigan --
Empire Vest with Gathers --Renaissance Top with Bell Sleeves --
Mix-and-Match Sweater Add-Ons --
Pick a Pocket --
Hoods --
Collars --
Creating Your Own Ragamuffin --
Ragamuffin Basics --
Dinosaur Ragamuffin Body --
Eyeglasses Case --
Potbelly Ragamuffin Body --
Finger Puppets --
Stand-Up Ragamuffin Body --
Festive Scrap Projects --
Business Card Case --
Baby Chicks --
Garden Flowers --
Holly and Poinsettias --
Baby Booties --
Home-For-The-Holidays Wreath --
Stockings --
Bobbles.
Responsibility: Crispina ffrench.

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Recycle, Re-create, Re-enjoy! You don't even need a sewing machine to upcycle old sweaters into new wearables, blankets, pillows, and dolls that are fresh, playful, and utterly captivating. It's easy as felting the wool, cutting the pieces for your new project, and stitching everything together using simple hand-sewing skills. Noted designer Crispina ffrench shares her techniques and passion as she introduces you to the beautiful possiblities in old sweaters. "Crispina's blankets and throws and rugs are piled on and over each other on my beds, chairs, couches, and floors. She's a great artist who understands texture and how it adds individuality and comfort to a home, not to mention a car, or an old refurbished orange trunk seat!!" - Carly Simon "Crispina makes the most beautiful soulful blankets, pillows, and sweaters, out of people's old sweaters. In this amazing and magical book she shares her secrets so that you can do it too." - Ben Cohen, cofounder of Ben & Jerry's.

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