The Sweater Chop Shop

Sewing One-of-a-kind Creations From Recycled Sweaters

ffrench, Crispina

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Sweater Chop Shop
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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

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781603421553
1603421556
Branch Call Number: 746 F437s 2009
Characteristics: 174 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,23 cm

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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 »

List - DIY/Craft with Sass! by: SchoolCorps1 Jul 13, 2012

Good for dealing with moth holes, sweaters you love but shrunk, and other wool calamities. Remake them into something amazing.


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