Wind-y Bolerocomments (5) April 13th, 2009 in gallery
I made this wind-inspired bolero using Cal Patch's design. I used an old turtleneck I bought from a thrift store and restyled it into the ruffly cardigan. For the "wind in the trees" motif, I recycled another t-shirt and cut it into leaf and branch shapes. All the embroidery is done by hand using inspiration and techniques I found in The Alabama Stitch Book which promotes slow design and sustainability.
Pattern or design used: How to Restyle a T-Shirt into a Ruffly Cardigan
Crafty by Nature Contest
Make projects inspired by nature's elements (earth, wind, fire, water). Our contributors offer inspiration here.
Crafters must use any combination of recycled materials, items from nature (yes, we mean pinecones!, etc) and eco-friendly products (like those in our green buying guide.
Enter your projects by April 22nd to be eligible to win:
Grand Prize: Yudu screenprinting machine
3 Runners Up: Red Heart Yarn Prize Package:
-A Red Heart Eco-Friendly Tote
-Yarn to make the Refreshing Throw: Red Heart Eco-Ways yarn--3 skeins, Blue Cloud (1821), Petal (3372), Oyster (3313), and Lichen (1615)
-Red Hearts Eco-Ways yarn --2 skeins Aquarium (3520)
See Official Rules for details.