A month or so ago I got this urge to do something with the hands. A friend sacrifices her old sweaters and… sweater massacre begins. A pair of homey foot wear seems to be a good idea in face of the coming winter. I cut out a pair of soles out of wool first
and a couple more for extra support out of soft grey skin.
Put the wool soul on top of the skin sole and stitch together, same with the second one. Next I cut out the upper part of the shoe and stitch it up to the soul. Then I get loose and saw up beads, threads, a crochet flower, another flower cut out of skin with a dew drops of gold paint on it… The hard part is to know when to stop.
The shoes are not identical and I like it.
I found inspiration and some very useful ideas in the Do Redo Project book (the book is in Swedish and so is the site but the pictures talk for themselves and all one really needs is some old wear to destroy to give it new life, a pair of scissors, a needle, anything one can think of as being used for decoration and yes, some time.
I cut off the lower part of the arms on another sweater and do the same thing: stitch beads and threads to the surface. I end up with my personal wrist warmers.
Now I know better than throwing old clothes away saving them for future projects and try to actually use them. More projects are on the way (these can actually make good Christmas presents!) and more pictures to come.