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I have always been fascinated by seeing things given new life. Reusing old wood or refurbishing furniture that has been discarded gives me joy. ETSY has so many shops with re-purposed items. The Items that I use are old wool skirts and pants which transform into quilts, blankets, pillows, etc. It is a time consuming process but the end result always makes me happy and proud. Needlework and sewing skills have been passed down in my family for generations.
I'm rather "GREEN" and I try to recycle everything whenever possible. I now shop at resale stores and purchase the best wool that I can find. I take each garment apart, wash it in the machine with hot water and detergent and then I toss it into the dryer. After it has gone through this process it has a slightly different appearance and is wonderful to feel. The fun for me is putting all these solids and patterns back together to create something else. Since the…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 21
  • Joined August 9, 2009

Favorite materials

wool, embroidery threads in both cotton and wool

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I have always been fascinated by seeing things given new life. Reusing old wood or refurbishing furniture that has been discarded gives me joy. ETSY has so many shops with re-purposed items. The Items that I use are old wool skirts and pants which transform into quilts, blankets, pillows, etc. It is a time consuming process but the end result always makes me happy and proud. Needlework and sewing skills have been passed down in my family for generations.
I'm rather "GREEN" and I try to recycle everything whenever possible. I now shop at resale stores and purchase the best wool that I can find. I take each garment apart, wash it in the machine with hot water and detergent and then I toss it into the dryer. After it has gone through this process it has a slightly different appearance and is wonderful to feel. The fun for me is putting all these solids and patterns back together to create something else. Since the range of colors is limited by what is available it can sometimes be a challenge. At times I will dye white wool to acquire the lighter shades that are impossible to find in garments.
I hope you enjoy browsing through my shop. If you have any questions just ask..http//:www.nettesneedle.etsy.com

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