Kite Weather creates gorgeous one off rugs from stuff other people don’t want; Shannon Okey gets her fashion DIY on.
Make Do and Mend Tip ‘o the Day: Cheapola faux-silk roses (center photo, above, click to biggerize) can be made better, if you’re willing to fiddle with them a bit. They are usually held together with hot glue, around a styrofoam bud-shaped core. The glue is not stiff, the petals separate easily, and removal of the styrofoam core, as well as all vestiges of plastic, help relax the fabric and encourage maximum rose blowsy-ness. I stitched a few French knots inside the center to hold the petals toegther, before sewing them to the hat.
Many thanks to my guest this week, Shannon Okey, who edits, blogs, and tweets at various homes on the web, and whose book, Alternation, has a website of its very own. (Click the Tentacle Sweater image above, to biggerize.)
Special thanks to Sage Tyrtle, for graciously agreeing to interview her mother, and to Kite Weather, for sharing stories of her amazing and magical work. (Click the image to biggerize.)
Kite’s rugs are available for purchase via her Etsy Shop , however, everything you see in the photo above (again, click to biggerize) was recently sold at a music festival, where the rugs were, unsurprisingly, extremely popular. Do bookmark her site, and check back often, as her work tends to sell out quickly.
Apply to take part in Antony Gormley’s project and make knitting (or, you know, whittling, or whatever) history on The 4th Plinth!
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Additional music by film composer, David Beard, courtesy of David Beard Music Production.
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