Tag - recycle

Ideas for Recycling the Smallest Scraps

As I get on with the work – hemming a number of Eco-Print cotton gauze scarves by hand – a pile of random strips of material in all shades of brown, from the lightest to the darkest, mounts up on my work table… I almost inadvertently find myself winding them into balls while I think about which crochet project they could be useful for. I realise that, from one moment to the next, my mind keeps coming back to one [...]


Tutorial: Make Your Patchwork Blanket with Recycled Old Knits Guest Article by Sofia Verna

Knits are wonderful to work with, easy and forgiving, perfect to recycle. When sewing use the largest stitch on your machine, and you do not need to finish the inside seams. Selects about 4 or 5 knit wool sweaters or pullovers that you want to recycle, the bigger the better;  Choose colours that harmonize, and use knits similar in thickness;  Cut up the sweaters, and put the pieces in piles; Take a larger piece and pin a smaller one on to overlap on top, [...]


Casa del Duende: Upcycling vintage fabrics

The Casa del Duende was set up in October 2013 by director and designer, Justine Dalton. It is dedicated to producing unique accessories and homeware which are both stylish and affordable. The main mission statement of the Casa is to use recycled vintage fabrics to produce individual items aimed at environmentally aware clients who really care about the provenance of their clothing. Each item is designed and handmade at Justine’s London studio. Handmade Kimono Slippers These amazing and beautiful slippers are [...]