63/100: 100 Days of Making

63/100: 100 Days of Making

Recycled Denim Apron!

I’ve just spent a wonderful afternoon with Jane Milburn @textilebeat prototyping a denim apron for a workshop at Makers Escape Montville, our creative workshop retreat being held in May. Jane will be running this great workshop, leading people step-by-step through several options for turning old jeans into a new usable product. A sustainability consultant with a national reputation, Jane will create the opportunity in the workshop to explore different materials and techniques. This apron was made from the leg of the jeans and includes hand stitching (we will also have sewing machines in the workshop), recycled crossover leather straps attached to metal rivets and patch pockets from a different pair of jeans.

Other workshops at Makers Escape include creative embroidery, wood block printing, macrame, basket coiling, quilt blocking, resin jewellery, resin art, crochet string baskets, brush script and lampshades. All the details are the Makers Escape page.

About the Author:

Julie runs most of the workshops at Ministry of Handmade. Over the years she has studied design, knitted, crocheted, made quilts, recovered lounge suites, renovated four houses, made furniture, refurbished lampshades, made curtains, done clothing alterations for boutiques, spun wool, assembled short runs of garments for award winning fashion designers, themed events and published books.

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