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Topic: Lace patchwork curtain knit from plastic bags and assorted found objects.  (Read 4018 times)
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kimski
« on: September 26, 2007 02:21:49 AM »

Hows that for a title!

Ta daaa!!! Here it is, I've been working on this for months, and I've entered it in the local (ie Melbourne) Fringe Furniture Exhibition http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/season/2007/show/323/. I've knit other things out of plastic bags and one morning (or afternoon) I was lying in bed pondering when a vision came to me of a curtain knit out of plastic bags, all white and clear and dreamy. It could be used as a shower curtain too.

So I did it, I made it, AND I entered it in Fringe Furniture as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 07. I'm very excited, as I have plenty of ideas, but it's another thing to follow through on them.

I'm not completely happy with the pic but, it's all I have, as I was rushing to meet a deadline, and I'd had two nights of about 4 hrs sleep.



The title of the piece is "Where Plastic Bags Go When They Die". And among other things I wanted to inspire people to think up creative ways to reuse plastic bags. In this case it's actually called up cycling, where you give the material your reusing more value than it had in the first place.

I've been reading and commenting on craftster for years now, but this is the first time I've posted a finished object.  Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007 02:44:29 AM »

That is so cool! Are the mushrooms knitted also? And the doilies?

Love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007 04:06:10 AM »

Amazing, original and very pretty!  Smiley

Good luck, and let us know how it goes.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2007 04:24:52 AM »

Ooh, that's cool!  Any possibility of close up shots?
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2007 04:41:30 AM »

wow! that is just awesome  Smiley
I love the term 'up cycling'
I second Kittycreates - any chance of some close-up piccies?  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007 05:35:54 AM »

I think you've knit yourself into a problem because people are going to WANT THESE!  What will you do then?  Smiley  Good luck!  Nice work!  I, too, would love to see a close up or two!
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007 05:43:57 AM »

amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2007 06:49:04 AM »

What a creative idea!  I think it looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2007 06:55:01 AM »

I am usually not into this type of thing, but what you did is great!

Awesome work!
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2007 07:49:28 AM »

Gorgeous - and I love the stand it's on, too.  Somehow it wouldn't be the same if the stand wasn't made of recycled items as well.
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