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Feel Absolutely Fabulous darling!

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So while I’m waiting for my spangle-shirten to go through the blocking process, i started- yes you got it- yet another project! And if i may say so, it is an absolutely fabulous one!

My wonderful mum often ends up doing night shifts, and it seems that heating gets turned off at night, so in response she got a cheap and cheerful snuggly cardigan. But it is somewhat…. beige!!!! The only thing to do was spangle it! Or maybe up-cycle is the correct terminology?

I started off injecting some colour with some of the funky yarns in my stash, those fun ones you buy on a whim in the sale, but never have quite enough of to do anything with.


I used a variation of Swiss darning:


Using some of the more obscure fluffy wools, I crocheted along the edges of the sleeves and bottom hem to add that weird and wacky element πŸ™‚

Around the front edge I blanket stitched some fantastic bright pink Malabrigo wool (for the little girl in all of us).


On the back i got to do a bit of graphitti designing with some fabric paints that i definitely need to start using more often! (Jacquard Textile Colors)


With a bit of embroidery over the top the graphitti addition seemed to become part of the cardigan, as opposed to a random scribble, that is!

20140428-165612.jpgI’m sure when i come across some large buttons or toggles, the front fastenings will change, but until then i think it should brighten up any cold night shift- and hopefully keep my mum warm as well!



About magerz

I am on a quest to fill the world with colour, happiness and craft! I currently run a knit & natter group which is very exciting, but soon i will branch out to take over the world...o.k. maybe not :)

2 responses »

  1. I love the addition of the paint! Your work is beautiful πŸ™‚


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