This piece was made by first felting several wool sweaters. I cut the blue fair isle sweater into new shapes to make high-necked capelet. The white, black and grey pieces were designed to be modular and interchangeable. These pieces were laser cut and all are exactly the same size and shape. They can be removed and rearranged at will.
This set was made by deconstructing two different moth eaten cashmere sweaters found at a thrift store. I cut out shapes, avoiding the moth holes to make the hood. The mock turtleneck of one sweater was turned upside down and became the bottom neck hole of the hood. The sleeves were cut off and re-sewn using left over scraps to make long fingerless mitts. This accessories set is meant to be worn for extra warmth on chilly days.
The sleeves were cut off of a worn out sweater found in the back of a closet and turned into legwarmers. To make them fit and look more applealing, a large, natural colored, wool sweater was unraveled and the yarn was re-used to make the crocheted tops. Scraps of felted wool were cut and sewn into flower brooches with felted, button-shaped backs. These all-felt brooches could be worn as additional decoration, fitting into a button hole or through the wide holes in the crocheted legwarmers.
Some of the remaining yarn from the large, natural colored, wool sweater was re-knit into a neck-warmer. Scraps of fabric were sewn into long strips to tie the piece together.
Some of Imogen's and Janet's lovely laser cut collars, modular pieces and fasteners.