This is the instagram photo... Our host partner Castle Makers asked about doing a Thanksgiving decor workshop for the neighbourhood next week, and so we wanted to see if we could do an actual up-cycled version of some of the pinned ideas, with minimal sewing or gluing. These are (clockwise from top) a pumpkin made from upholstery samples (3 cut into 1/8 x2) the sleeve of a flannel shirt and the sleeve of an old sweater. The stems are made from felted wool scraps rolled up and all are stuffed with fabric scraps and I think will become pincushions for future Works-in-Progress events. Below is the step by step (ish... there are better tutorials) Basically, make a tube twice as wide as high and sew together the bottom, wrong side out, invert, fill and sew the top together. Use embroidery floss to pull into 6 sections and in the process sew the stem in. With the sweater I tied one end together so saved a step.
art experiments turning waste into beauty