Our designers have been busy doing all sorts of re-fashions here at Cruinn the past couple of months, showing lots of different kinds of ways you can keep clothes and textiles in circulation.
Sandra has shown that you don’t need to create a completely different item to really update a piece of clothing. This boxy, shapeless jacket had lots of subtle changes to completely transform it into a fashionable and updated piece by:
*Removing the pocket welts
*Changing the Collar, removing the notched collar
*Resetting the sleeves, creating a new sleeve head
*Trimming and shaped the side and back seams
*Shortening the length
*Chain stitching decorative elements making the colours in the jacket pop
Eilidh has been making lots of colourful fabric pots. These are so versatile, they can be used as wee storage pots on your dressing table, to keep all your charging cables neat, covering up a dull plant pot to add some interest or fill them with goodies or small items to make a fab, unique gift!
This Saturday as part of Western Isles Libraries Climate Beacons, all the Cruinn ladies will be at The Space in Stornoway Library from 10am-12pm and 1 – 3pm. Pop in to discover more about how we can exchange, reuse and reinvent our old clothing. Chat about textiles and their environmental impact, see examples of what you can make from pre-loved clothing and get some guided sewing advice and help.