This is going to be my journal about my recycling-recycled-art.
Newly I have the want to create art out of my immense stash of material. There are so many things in my storage place that want to be included in some piece.
It is the birth of a new era that began with this:
I have about 5 jars of this kind of buttons and I don't know how many of another kinds...
I am thinking already for a long time how can I work differently, without having a negative impact on the planet. The 100-300 years we all should live to use our stash (plus what you buy in all the 100-300 years so that you would need 1000 years next time, plus....) together with a little bit of common sense are also good arguments.
So I began a piece without knowing where it would take me. Now it looks like this:
I used wool, fabric rests, some wonderful fabric pieces I got today from Mary (thank you Mary for your wonderful piece and all the goodies!!), threads I bought years ago in Czeckoslovakia, a yoyo that laid there, a piece of an old jumper...
Here you see some details:
I am quite happy with the result. I got caught in the middle of the process and had to try different things. The idea in the beginning was very simple but I'm not that simple I think!
Now I'm thinking that it would be a nice fabric for a jacket...
I also tried the system in color
but I noticed it's not for me. Too many decisions to make.
I will keep it simple and continue in the colors of nature... And I think it's going to be a throw or a sheep. Why a sheep? because in the process I thought I was turning everything back to the source. I was adding wool to wool, horn buttons, thread, and making something out of them. As if you pieced something in all of it parts and then put all together again...
This is also a technique I can only recommend. Use wool to make an own fabric of memory.