i’m really into these sequined pieces by markus lupfer — they remind me of my childhood.

blue diamond sequin merino-wool sweater

my ice skating uniform in sixth grade was, of course, the vibrant lycra mini skirt – untraditionally paired with a DIY sweatshirt.  i’d been gifted a sequin craft kit and placed my shiny reflective teddy bear pattern on a black haines sweatshirt. one day i’ll share pictures.


sequin robin sweater

i think i’ll go scour the interweb for another DIY  version — glue works just as well as stitches and i smell holidays!

for a while now, i’ve wanted to scavenge local thrift stores and create an upcycled throw from unwanted wool sweaters.  to be totally honest, i teeter along the line of skeeved out and eco-mindful.  thankfully chicagowillie offers incredible step-by-step instructions, including washing with extra hot water! (adios germs, sorry mother earth – is this net zero?)  but really, why does a wool knit elicit so much anxiety when i certainly don’t mind generic hotel sheets nor used t-shirts (is cotton less odor absorbent?)  hmmm, one for the shrink.  anyway follow these 4 blog posts + make one of your own!

1: Sweater Felting Tools and Supplies
2: Choosing Sweaters
3: Washing + Cutting
4: Design Development

thanks for the direction chicago willie 🙂