When Stitch magazine issued a call for entries for their winter edition, I decided to give the sustainable, upcycled category for fashion and home a try. Each issue has a few different categories featuring a variety of sewing projects. Everything from clothing and home decor to quilts can be found within their pages.
Since the call for entries was for a winter issue, I decided to play with recycling old sweaters and woolen jackets into a home decor project.
Using the sleeves from a variety of sweaters and a couple of jackets, I created a series of 6 vase wraps. I think they give a warm cozy feeling to the vases. I used winter whites and grays for a soft subtle palette and filled them with twigs that had tiny berries still clinging to the branches.
These two use sleek ribbed sweaters.
Here I used a baggy tweed sweater and a delicate lacy one.
The final two used woolen jackets for a slightly more tailored look.
Here's a link to the submissions page for Interweave. And here's a link for GenerationQ.
Now go submit something. You'll never know until you try. Maybe I'll be reading about your project in the next issue. : )
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