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Monday, 18 February 2013

Charity Shop Chic!

If You Fancy Mixing Retro Fabrics & Turning Them Into Something New...

 

Start At Your Local Charity Shops...


Take a fiver and take one hour of your time and go this week and see what you can find.. I did this on Saturday and here is what I found...




































100% wool is always a great find to start with, if you don't like the garment you can always felt it up by boiling it up in water on the hob for 30 minutes. So you have a number of options, if you buy woolies buy 100% wool as any synthetic will stop the fabric from felting up.

This scarf is for a patchwork rug and only cost £1. I have a Cath Kidston throw which is lovely and it will match it perfectly.

Look out for my projects later in the week. Oh and always wash your finds in mild hand wash in the sink not the washing machine to make sure they are spring fresh before you start your up-cycling!






  So soak your finds for 20 minutes in warm water, any hotter and the wool will shrink or felt.                                                                                                                                                                                  


 

 
 I always hand on the line so that any marks will be sun bleached out... 


These retro pale blue Irish linen napkins were still in their retro '60's box, they looked great for a Spring project. So always look for good quality fabrics, linen washes at a high temperature so you can make sure it is tough to get it Spring fresh in your wash and it is a high quality fabric for you to craft with. You don't want to spend hours of crafting on rubbish fabric.

So with with goodies washed, I'll be off to do some project...bye for now...


 

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