It's back to work Tuesday, but that doesn't mean you can't take a break for a little craft video watching with....me! I was lucky enough to be asked to be a guest on Plaid Craft TV with Cathie Fillian and Steve Piacenza. See how Steve and I made a birdhouse wind chime using some great outdoor Mod Podge with a Sweater Surgery style recycled wool felted sweater flower embellishment:
If you need more sweatery goodness then check out the Quarry book:
Contemporary crafters are thriving on personalizing, modifying, and altering fashion, and as a way to take a greener approach to their creative lifestyle. This book shows you how to upcycle all your slightly worn, slightly damaged, or out-of-style sweaters into fabulous new items for your wardrobe and your home. Readers learn how to choose, cut, restitch, felt, and embellish old sweater fabric, transforming it into beautiful handbags, mittens, scarves, hats, hoodies, skirts, jewelry, soft toys, pillows, and more! You'll find complete instructions for 27 projects, plus a huge gallery of exciting ideas for further inspiration.
Stefanie Girard (Los Angeles, CA) has a degree in industrial design from Pratt Institute and worked as a set decorator and prop master for 10 years in the entertainment industry. She has produced, written scripts, and edited Web content for television shows and has been covering these creative topics for HGTV, DIY Network, and Lifetime TV. Check out more recycled sweater projects at www.sweatersurgery.blogspot.com.