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Stephanie Tries -- Ontario

I like to describe my Upcycling & Refashioning as:

Textiles

Wearables

For:

I use:

  • Vintage

  • Romantic

  • Boho

  • Fairy Tale

  • Historic

  • Regency

  • Queen's Gambit

  • Contemporary

Stephanie Tries

Ottawa, Ontario

 

 

What's Sewing On

 

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Stephanie's Creations & Interview - 9/4/20

How long have you been Upcycling/Refashioning/Recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles? 

3 months

How long have you been sewing?

2 years

How and why did you get started in Upcycling/Refashioning?

Learning to sew using different fabrics and I like the sustainability/economic options from thrifting.

Why do you Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate clothing from thrifted textiles?

Grew up with a lot of hand-me downs and always wanted to make them my own but didn’t have the means. Got a sewing machine 3 years ago and started with dog Bandanas, bow ties, and ties for pets on Etsy/Instagram.. then finally decided 3 months ago to start clothing for myself when I lost my job because of Covid.

What type of clothing do you like to create and why?

Vintage clothing- it’s my style.

What is your favorite textile to Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate from? and why?

I don’t have a favourite yet. I’ve made a romper from curtains, few dresses from bed sheets and tablecloths.. I’ve just been practicing and learning with all different thrifted material! I love it - so addicted.

What was your favorite project?

My Jane Bennet dress from Pride and prejudice and I am working on a Belle dress from beauty and the beast.

Thank You Stephanie for sharing your creations with us!

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Olga O'Shea -- B. C.

I like to describe my Upcycling & Refashioning as:

Textiles For Wearables

Textiles For Decorative

I use:

  • Knitting

  • Hand Sewing

  • Crochet

  • Yarn Bombing

  • Yarn Embroidery

  • Clothing Upcycle

  • Purses/Totes

  • Rugs

  • Hats/Scarves

Olga O'Shea

Vancouver, British Columbia

 

OlaKnitting Art

 

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Olga's Creations & Interview - 9/9/20

How long have you been Upcycling/Refashioning/Recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles?

As long as I remember. Growing up in the "Eastern Block" it was a necessity more than a hobby.

 

How long have you been sewing?

As long as I remember. My mom taught me.

How and why did you get started in Upcycling/Refashioning?

I am happy to save fabric from the landfills and create unique pieces. I do not support fast clothing industry.

Why do you Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate clothing from thrifted textiles?

I can create unique items. Having pile of thrifted clothes feels like blank canvas for a painter, I can truly express myself.

 

What type of clothing do you like to create and why?

I look at fabric and then decide what i want to make. i do not have favorite type of clothing. Anything goes, depends how I feel at the moment.

What is your favorite textile to Upcycle/Refashion/Recreate from? and why?

Sky is a limit. I look for color combinations and put pieces of fabric together like pieces of puzzle.

What was your favorite project?

I love all of my projects equally.

Thank You Olga for sharing your creations with us!

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