All the plastic wraps...

This basket is slowly getting bigger and bigger. I am using all the plastic wraps from Christmas candy, and coffee packages.

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Experiment med plast

Flätar korgar av en bit rep och remsor av mjuka plastförpackningar – chips, kaffe, russin… Basket weaving with rope and strips of plastic packages.

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Small basket

Liten “näverflätad” korg av tandkräms- och Toblerone-förpackningar. Återbruk!

Todays work; small basket out of strips of Toblerone and toothpaste packages. Recycle craft!

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Paper recycling

Den rosa sportbilagan blir snygga korgar. Återbruk!

Making a basket out of news paper. I like the pale pink of the sport supplement. This is my first attempt, no perfection whatsoever, but I am learning.

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Experiment with paper

Making string out of stripes of news paper. Nice to work with the pink sport supplement but I still have no idea what to do with the string… Will be continued.

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Krokning, min nya hobby

Jag har fastnat för krokning, ett slags mellanting mellan virkning och stickning. Kroknålen ser ut som en lång virknål med en krok i ena änden och en knopp i andra. Jag köpte mina stora kroknålar på Ullcentrum. Än så länge har jag bara lyckats kroka stora kvadrater av ullgarn som jag sedan virkat sedan ihop till en filt. Den är varm, skön och rätt tung :-) Min dotter Mirre ska få den.

Just finished a wool blanket made with tunisian (or afghan) crocheting.

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Recycle workshop

Pics from our Recycle Workshop in Hammenhög. An integration project initiated by Österlens stödförening för flyktingar and Postkodlotteriets kulturfond.

From our exhibition where we showed our baskets made of left over fabrics.

From our exhibition where we showed our baskets made of left over fabrics.

Working with carpets.

Working with carpets.

The beginning of a coiled basket.

The beginning of a coiled basket.

Working with cans.

Working with cans.

Hylana and her beautiful carpet made of fabric strips.

Hylana and her beautiful carpet made of fabric strips.

Crafting with Recyclable Items

Some of many results from 5 days workshop Crafting with Recyclable Items, at Fridhems Folkhögskola in Svalöv, south of Sweden.

Baskets made of magazines and catalogs.

Baskets made of magazines and catalogs.

Bracelets made of a zipper and soda tabs.

Bracelets made of a zipper and soda tabs.

Earrings made of out of date maps.

Earrings made of out of date maps.

Bags made of fused (with iron) plastic bags.

Bags made of fused (with iron) plastic bags.

Necklace made of plastic from the inside of a wine box.

Necklace made of plastic from the inside of a wine box.

Bowl made of a magazine.

Bowl made of a magazine.

Junk wreath.

Junk wreath.

Fused plastic composition.

Fused plastic composition.

Work with fabrics

Some of the results from "Work with fabrics", 5 days workshop at Fridhems folkhögskola, Svalöv, south of Sweden.

Spinning paper

Italian artist Ivano Vitali makes sculptures of recycled newspapers. Woven, knitted, crocheted… Now exhibited at Fiberspace gallery, Katrina Bangata 40, Stockholm. Many words, news, articles weaved into these pieces of art. 

I had to try spinning strips of newspaper, and it wasn't too hard! Yet don't know what to do with this paper yarn.

Spinning strips of newspaper with a drop spindle.

Spinning strips of newspaper with a drop spindle.

Ivano Vitali

Ivano Vitali

Ivano Vitali

Ivano Vitali