Upcycled skirts

These 2 skirts were added together to make the one shown in the final picture.

I cut the blue skirt off just under the zip and took the embroidery off the purple skirt, put them together & added trimmings.  Both were very unfashionable but had lovely features that deserved a second life.  The purple skirt was provided by Horsham Oxfam Shop & the finished skirt will be displayed in their window this week along with other examples of upcycled clothes.

Stitch Up

Transition Horsham are organising a Stitch Up morning.

The idea is that you can acquire some basic textile skills or get help with a project or just come along & stitch.     The emphasis is on transforming your clothes so you want to wear them again. 

The Horsham Oxfam shop is going to be hosting a “Transition” window showing how clothes can be transformed. They will also have some interesting stuff inside to help you along .

It’s happenning on Saturday 24th July from 10 til 1 at the Friend’s Meeting House on Worthing Road & there’ll be tea & coffee & probably cake.

The last one was great fun & I hope you’ll be able to come along and join us this time.

Take a look at www.Transitionhorsham.org.uk for this and more activities.

In the week leading up to Stitch Up I’ll be posting lots of photos of transformed clothes so please come back then & take a look.

Snakes to keep you warm

All the snakes were made by people from Transition Horsham as draught excluders to sell at the 999 event.  They are a fun way to keep the house warm. Clare at www.greenshift.biz made the fabulous pattern & as you can see, they all turned out wonderfully. 

The yellow snake is mine and I’m hoping he’ll keep out the draughts for years to come.