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>>> ECO-FRIENDLY KNITTING <<<

Mi Scusi is about alteration, modification, re-creation: taking unloved materials that would be thrown away (or have already been discarded!) and making something new and unique from them. Reusing materials helps me feel that in my tiny way, I'm negating some of our society's wastefulness. I get a lot of my yarn from thrift-store or donated sweaters: I reuse the yarn by unraveling it from the sweater, then washing it and steaming out the kinks, then winding it up into neat little cylinders. This method takes longer than buying new yarn, but allows me to recycle discarded materials and make something nice and unique out of something that has been deemed no longer useful.

I can alter most clothing upon request. I usually charge a flat $5 for shortening hems/sleeves; convo me if you need something altered…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 8
  • Joined September 25, 2006

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IF I'M SITTIN', I'M KNITTIN'.

About

>>> ECO-FRIENDLY KNITTING <<<

Mi Scusi is about alteration, modification, re-creation: taking unloved materials that would be thrown away (or have already been discarded!) and making something new and unique from them. Reusing materials helps me feel that in my tiny way, I'm negating some of our society's wastefulness. I get a lot of my yarn from thrift-store or donated sweaters: I reuse the yarn by unraveling it from the sweater, then washing it and steaming out the kinks, then winding it up into neat little cylinders. This method takes longer than buying new yarn, but allows me to recycle discarded materials and make something nice and unique out of something that has been deemed no longer useful.

I can alter most clothing upon request. I usually charge a flat $5 for shortening hems/sleeves; convo me if you need something altered.

I love commissions! If you see something you like that's already been sold or if you want to change the color or size of something, let me know; I can probably recreate something for you.

I try to wash everything that can be washed, but since I do use a ton of vintage/recycled materials, I can't guarantee 100% "newness" of materials.

I price my items based on the cost of materials and time spent creating them--I try to keep the prices as low as I can so my things are accessible to everyone.

Thank you so much for shopping handmade!

>>>CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR KNITS!<<<

[[Please handwash knits using a mild detergent or shampoo. Adding a bit of hair conditioner relaxes the fibers and makes them feel softer. Your knitted item may expand when wet; you can stretch it to your desired size. Use a towel to absorb excess water, then dry flat.]]

[andreaiacobucci@gmail.com] http://www.flickr.com/photos/miscusihandmade (A)(E)

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