Clothing with heritage images
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In October last year I presented at the wonderful Sharing is Caring conference in Copenhagen. I was doing a Pecha Kucha about Aagaards Photos (see the photos on Flickr). At the same time I was showing off my new dress … Read More

DIY Culture and Cultural Institution – the first framework
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This spring I have been working on some theories on DIY Culture and the special relationship I believe there is with Cultural Institutions (such as museums, libraries and archives or MLA). I have been working on this subject as a … Read More

Literature on DIY culture
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DIY culture, defined in my research as the social world of people engaging in DIY activities (1), is an underexposed area of research, which I am trying to position within established research areas. This quest begins with an exciting hunt … Read More

What is DIY culture?
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‘Do-It-Yourself’ (DIY) is a mantra that has been around for a while and has strong associations with home improvement. Once upon a time many of us would have been building our own homes as there was no alternative. Now, DIY … Read More

DIY survey
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What’s this now – a survey you say – well I don’t have time for one of those. But wait a minute or five – because this really won’t take more than 5 minutes of your time. Unless, you just … Read More

Why is it so quiet on the blog?
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I’ll tell you why 🙂 It’s not because I stopped doing DIY, or because I stopped sharing what I do. Because I haven’t. My priorities have just changed a bit recently. I got a job. A dream job, for me. … Read More

Kids Galapagos t-shirt refashion
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When my mother-in-law visited Galapagos last year she brought back this t-shirt. It is a size 2 years and should fit Bess but she just can’t fit her head through it. Perhaps kids in South America have much smaller heads … Read More

People Tree vest knitted refashion
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  I love clothes from People Tree, as you may notice on my “Eco Fashion i Cool” Pinterest board. However, this particular vest had way too long straps for me so I decided to do a knitted refashion of it … Read More

Craft shopping in Swaziland
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My parent have just been on holiday in Swaziland and South Africa. We used to live in Swaziland when I was a kid so the country will always have a special place in my heart. As will the handicrafts found … Read More

17 most helpful refashion tutorials from February 2014
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Wow! It’s almost been a whole month since I last posted on the blog. I’ll tell you why. I have simply been so busy with a project concerning collaboration between a local museum and local schools. There has also been … Read More

10 most helpful refashion tutorials from January 2014
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I finally got around to looking through all the refashions from January 2014 posted on the Refashion Co-op and while doing so I found these 10 refashions that I felt were really helpful. Enjoy!

Pie Eaters shawl
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download now From the dark mines of the North I bring you this versatile rectangular shawl worked from one end to the next with buttons and buttonholes to fasten it down the front, around the back or the neck. The … Read More

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