Upcycler Spotlights #1, #2, and #3


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My readers always ask:

​Do you know of 'Other Upcyclers/Refashioners' ?

So I decided to showcase a new profile each week, spotlighting an amazing textile creator from around the world.


After their showcase, I keep them here on my blog and

their own devoted page under "Featuring You!".

I hope you enjoy this page as much as I do!


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This Post is a Summary of Upcyclers #1, #2, & #3.


#1--Rebecca J. Jones

Indianapolis, Indiana--USA


#2--MaryJayne Killick

Hailsham, East Sussex--U.K.


#3 -- Anie Tries

Ottawa, Ontario--Canada




Keep Scrolling To Check These Talented Artists Out!



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#1





Rebecca J. Jones

Indianapolis, Indiana--USA




Check Out Rebecca's YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgFfIIHLiOLwOkRwSyGnPAg






CONTACT:

Fiberartist219@yahoo.com





How long have you been Upcycling/Refashioning/Recreating Clothing from thrifted textiles? I have always been into fabric arts and crafts, but I got into upcycling clothes around 2010.

How long have you been sewing?

I learned as a kid, but didn't become proficient in it until after 2004 when my parents got me a sewing machine when I graduated from college.



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

I grew up in an upcycling family. My grandma made quilts and rag rugs out of textile waste from the factory she worked in.


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

I do it for several reasons. First, it's custom made to fit me. Second, it's more sustainable than buying new. It's better for the environment and doesn't exploit people in sweatshops. Third, it's a fun challenge to keep my brain sharp.


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

I create stuff that I will wear in my everyday life. Now that I am working from home, I don't have to look as "professional" as I did in the office. I do shirts, pants and skirts.

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

I like to buy clothes from the thrift store and dye them. I look for plant fibers like cotton or linen.


What was your favorite project?

I can't pick just one! Although, a recent hoodie I did is pretty special.


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THANK YOU Rebecca FOR SHARING YOUR

STORY & UPCYCLES WITH US!


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#2






MaryJayne Killick

Hailsham, East Sussex, U.K.




Connect with

MaryJayne Killick on Facebook!











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

On and off for most of my life

How long have you been sewing?

Five years.

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

Growing up, my family did not have much money and I wanted to go my own way with my dress sense.

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

Love doing it. Don’t like dressing like any one else. It’s in my make up


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

I just let my ideas come from the fabric that I like the look of.

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

Anything!

What was your favorite project?

Clothes .





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THANK YOU MaryJayne FOR SHARING

YOUR STORY & UPCYCLES WITH US!


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#3






Anie

Tries

Ottawa,

Ontario Canada









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Connect with

Anie Tries:


INSTAGRAM:

www.instagram.com/complete shelf awareness


YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

What's Sewing On?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSeNo7Fnt0BQBOCntK6tKtg



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Read Anie's Interview:




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.



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THANK YOU Anie FOR SHARING YOUR

STORY & UPCYCLES WITH US!


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