I have lots of scarves - I knit scarves, I crochet scarves, I have scarves in all shapes and sizes (one for every eventuality/weather condition/colour of coat).
But when I stumbled across a pure lambswool scarf in a charity shop I couldn't resist giving it a new lease of life - and I didn't mean for the purpose it was created for. I began by felting it to add a touch of robustness, then cutting it into squares. Add a piece of bright fabric and hey presto, 2 little purses were made!
And last but not least one for the gadget and music lovers - an iPod/moblile phone/gadget sleeve -
They are all in my folksy and etsy shops at the moment, and I feel that this is just the beginning of a venture into upcyling for me.
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