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The Sweater Chop Shop

Sewing One-of-a-kind Creations From Recycled Sweaters
ffrench, Crispina (Book - 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 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
Authors: ffrench, Crispina
Title: The sweater chop shop
sewing one-of-a-kind creations from recycled sweaters
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2009
Characteristics: 174 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Crispina ffrench
Notes: Includes index
ISBN: 1603421556
9781603421553
Branch Call Number: 746 F437s 2009
Subject Headings: Recycling (Waste, etc.) Clothing and dress Remaking Sweaters Textile crafts
Topical Term: Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Clothing and dress
Sweaters
Textile crafts
LCCN: 2009013732
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"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 as easy as felting the wool, cutting the pieces for your new project, and stitching everything together using simple hand-sewi... Read More »


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