Marietta Alker visited Staunton on Arrow WI to demonstrate the art of upcycling clothes. She explained that she likes to repurpose woollen articles, particularly lambswool and cashmere as wool is a very forgiving material for transforming and cutting up. She demonstrated using a tailor’s dummy how she would repurpose an old jumper by cutting and resewing to make a new article such as a waistcoat or a woollen dress from a man’s jumper. All her stitching is on the outside of the article with zigzag machine stitching and looks very effective. We were all very impressed at her talent. Gill Busby gave the vote of thanks.
My name is Alison and I am the editor of the blog for the Staunton on Arrow WI .