That’s where I found a spinning wheel. It was wobbly and old, but I really liked the turned wood. I disassembled it and used the parts for macramé wallhangings. I still have the wheel and some other parts to make something with.
>>> Other things I found in the give-away-store were bags with pieces of leftover leather which I use for my half-a-mouse cat toys and a two leather jackets which I turned into shoulder bags.
All the cat stuff I make can be found here.
>>> I also made necklaces out of matchboxes. They have leather or suède covers and can be used to collect tiny treasures.
For more of my wishbox necklaces click here.
When I cut off a big chunk of my hair I hád to do something with it. I decided to make hairy earrings.
I also made some out of human hair weaves, for pictures go here.
I decided to use the parts to make wall hangings. These are the two I have made so far and I still have some pieces left.
>>> This cardigan is made out of second hand sweaters, sewn together by hand. I made it for De Kledingbibliotheek, the first clothing library in The Netherlands. It was much like a regular library, you could become a member and loan an outfit for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately De Kledingbibliotheek doesn't exist anymore, but there’s still a clothing library in Amsterdam called Lena Fashion Library. You can visit their website here.
View more of the garments I made for the fashion library here.
>>> The couch is from the same house, it came with the room when I moved in. It was in good condition, but the fabric was really ugly and outdated. At first I just covered it with some cloth to hide its ugliness, but a couple of years later I decided to reupholster it. A classmate was giving away loads of fabric and I took all the corduroy fabric she had. It was my first attempt at upholstery. I used regular nails to put everything into place and sewed some parts together by hand to get the right shape.
The ottoman in the next picture had a leather cover that kept ripping. I kept sewing it back together, but eventually I knotted a new cover out of leftover pieces of fabric.