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« on: March 18, 2008 02:31:53 PM »

A long while ago I posted this in 'What the heck can I do with THIS?"

Many many years ago I had a big old rainbow colour umbrella. The type with a different colour in every panel. And then it was windy. It completely broke, so I dragged it home and pulled off the rainbow panels all in one big circle.

Today I decide I NEED to do something with it. Four years is too long. I've discarded the metal bit, but you can still tell it's an umbrella. Any suggestions?


Although I basically decided to make a skirt from it, the other day that plan was thrown to the wind and I then decided to make a cape from it, which after hemming and adding armholes and marking a buttonhole, was then thrown to the wind also.
This morning I cut it into lots of strips and plaited it all together, whilst watching Frasier, to make this.

It reminds me of the circus and I like that an umbrella that would otherwise remind me of rain can now remind me of the sun!

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 02:46:02 PM »

really funky !  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008 02:54:07 PM »

Oh awesome! I was similarly inspired last month when my umbrella broke, but I thought I was going to make a bag out of the fabric. I ended up taking a costuming class, and now a chorus of a dozen birds will be wearing broken umbrella wings come May. (People at my school think it's kind of weird that I happily sit it the library and cut up wet umbrellas on rainy days, but I'm just pleased that I can recycle something that's otherwise tossed in the gutter.)
Good job!

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008 08:08:33 PM »

oh! it's fun!!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008 06:57:39 PM »

Oh oh oh! I luuuuurve it! Very funky. Great recycling!

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