Katherine Helms Cummings' Profile

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I live in rural Georgia and work in the nonprofit world. After becoming an accidental environmental advocate, I started to think really hard about reducing the waste in my household, and how I could reuse and repurpose things until there was nothing left to throw away.

After a short and successful bout with cancer I dusted off my sewing machine and started sewing (it had been too many years since I had made anything). After making a few skirts I decided to try something completely new and my adventure with repurposing cashmere and woven textiles began.

Every sweater behaves differently in the felting process so sometimes I have to regroup on my original design idea. I added woven textiles to my handmade goods when I had scraps leftover from summer skirts I made for myself…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 24
  • Joined June 7, 2013

Favorite materials

Cashmere, woven and knit cotton fabrics, batiks

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TheSassyGal
Handmade Eco-friendly Cashmere and Cotton...

About

I live in rural Georgia and work in the nonprofit world. After becoming an accidental environmental advocate, I started to think really hard about reducing the waste in my household, and how I could reuse and repurpose things until there was nothing left to throw away.

After a short and successful bout with cancer I dusted off my sewing machine and started sewing (it had been too many years since I had made anything). After making a few skirts I decided to try something completely new and my adventure with repurposing cashmere and woven textiles began.

Every sweater behaves differently in the felting process so sometimes I have to regroup on my original design idea. I added woven textiles to my handmade goods when I had scraps leftover from summer skirts I made for myself.

I hope you will find something you would like for yourself or someone you love in The Sassy Gal. If you have a favorite sweater that is too dear to give up, ask me how I can find a new way for you to enjoy it as a custom made item. If you are looking for a certain color or pattern please ask me if I have it or can get it for you. Email me at katherine [!at] thesassygal.org.

And yes, I have been known to run with scissors.

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