Wednesday, 30 March 2011

My Creative Space - Repurposing

In my creative space this week I’ve been re-purposing in the simplest way possible:

I’ve had a few silk scarves hanging around for a while that I bought in various markets like this one.

I’ve been wanting to do something clothing wise with them for ages, but I hadn’t managed to find any inspiration… until I started knitting my shrug. The pattern is so simple (I am basically knitting a big ol’ square and then sewing it up at each end) that I thought, ‘my scarves are also made from big ol' squares. Surely the same principle would work on them too!'.

So I tried it…

This was the result (forgive the dodgy photo – I just couldn’t get the angle right).

What do you reckon? I'll try to get a better picture at some point. It feels like it will be lovely and light to wear on my shoulders in the summer. I now have to get on with converting the rest of the pile!

To see what everyone else is up to this week pay a visit to Kootoyoo.


  1. I reckon it is an excellent idea. Perfect for a balmy evening (do you get those in London?) when you need just that little something on your shoulders. And i love the print on the scarf too!

  2. Ha! Yes we do ... occasionally...we always live in hope anyway!

  3. Ooh this looks do you sew the squares together? Go on, do a tutorial. Dare you :-)


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