This upcycled wool sweatercoat with its fabulous hood, coatigan, is a great Christmas coat. In colours of white, grey, black and red and handmade from top quality recycled knitwear. A Fair Isle bodice forms the basis for this upcycled garment. The waistband is in black, with a tie belt. The skirt is made from panels of wool jumpers in shades of great and it is sewn with red thread with seams showing for added texture and interest.
Size 12 Chest measures 35″ (93cm)
Length: 42″ (102cm)
Wash as for wool on wool cycle, or better still, hand wash. Dry flat. Do not tunble dry
Handmade in the woolly garret, my workshop in rural Northumberland
Free delivery within UK
Upcycling means to use waste and transform it into something new, more pleasing and with a new use. It is the process of adding value to preloved items through design. I gather locally sourced recycled wool knitwear for upcycling. There are so many textiles just shipped abroad or thrown into landfill. I am on a mission to recycle waste wool textiles. This can be from the second hand clothing sector, or from the few remaining UK factories that manufacture wool knitwear in the UK.
All jumpers have a high wool content, and have been chosen for their colour and texture. Working from my home in rural West Northumberland, I give all recycled woollies a wash, then choose colours that go well together. The jumpers are then cut into squares and sewn with an industrial overlocker with seams showing for added texture and interest.
All designs are one offs, one of a kind, unique products. You will never find anyone else wearing exactly the same creation as you.
Head back to Women’s Clothing to see what else I have been making lately. You may be interested in my ponchos or woolly wraps. All items are unique one offs that cannot be replicated, so when they’re gone, they’re gone!
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You can find out more about my upcycling by watching my video