And now for something completely different! Marilla took an experimental approach to her project. Playing with colour and surface texture and knitting techniques. The result is super interesting and has got my brain doing somersaults with ways of applying this technique…
Shirt refashioning is taken completely out of the box when you use those shirts to create yarn!
Marilla’s starting inspiration was the image on the left and it’s crusty metallic texture applied over knit textile. What she ended up with, she suggests (and I agree) would make a fab and quirky take on traditional boucle fabric in the image on the right!
Honestly, Marilla’s post is such an interesting “diary” of experimantation with techniques and finishes. If thinking outside the box is your bag….you’re gonna LOVE this!
If you’d like to read and see loads more detail about this make, (and itch trials and tribulations!) head over here!
This year’s series, as ever, will begin with this blogger element . For the whole of September, a fabulous line up of talented stitchers will be providing you with loads of inspiration, tutorials and tips to get you going! So mark these dates in your diary (and make sure you’re following me either here or on IG to stay updated):
- Blogger Element: Running from 3rd Sept to 28th Sept this year. A month of inspiration posts to get your creative juices flowing. Line up announced shortly
- Community Challenge: This will run right from 1st Sept to 31st October. There will be the usual phenomenal prize package for our winner(s) at the end. You can share your creations any time between those dates to be entered into the competition. To enter you’ll need to SHARE your refashions (We want to see the inspiration image, the before image(s) of your source garment(s), and the after images of course! Extra kudos given for how closely your “after” images resemble your inspiration images!) Share with us in one of the following ways:
- On Instagram: Share a pic using the hashtags #therefashioners2018 #inspiredby (if you do not use these hashtags I will not be able to find your entry and it will not count)
- On Facebook: There is a community board here where you can post your makes (You will need to request an invite to join)
Only entries shared via the above 2 methods will be entered into the competition. Closing date for entries is 31st October 2018 Midnight GMT.
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