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About pisstkitty

Graphic designer by day, collage artist and crafter whenever possible, pisstkitty all the time.

color blocks pillow

Felted wool from recycled sweaters hand and machine stitched, with needle-felting and embroidery. Advertisements

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shoreline brooch

Felted wool (from a vintage sweater) framing a found bit of beach art, beaded and stitched.

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beach+bits necklace

Playing with beach bits and electronics wire, some silver wire and chains….  

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wool stash home

Found a cheap old trunk at a thrift store and made a new home for my wool stash, getting it out of the paper/jewelry crafting space. Since the trunk really is “cheap” I just cleaned the outside and am going to … Continue reading

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restyled paisley tunic

Found a fun paisley-patterned tunic at the flea market for a dollar. Discovered that although quite large, it had ridiculously tight sleeves, and the slit went down waaaaay too far. Black man’s tshirt from thrift store (another 3 dollars!) fixed … Continue reading

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copper spiral earrings

At last, something to post: hammered recycled copper wire earrings for a friend’s big birthday. After seeing the photo I realized I needed to flip one around so they mirrored.

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tool patch

For a friend’s favorite work jeans = a use for the silly power tool print! Large patches stitched behind both knees, the one that was already torn through got additional tools fused on.

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felted mohair vest upcycle

Found a lovely handwoven Irish mohair throw at the Thrift that someone had probably machine washed, causing it to felt. The colors are great and the fabric feels wonderful, with an intriguing bumpy texture. I debated for ages what to … Continue reading

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felt flower brooch

Finally, for the new year, some “making”….leftover felted and unfelted wool trimmings, random beads, a tiny bit of roving…loosening up the rusty creative gears.

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for solace

My contribution to India Flint’s wonderful Solace project (http://prophet-of-bloom.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/solace.html) Salvaging a pillowcase from a grandmother’s dowry, dated 1922, with hand-crocheted lace insets. The inset background is dyed with turmeric, a quick amateurish attempt. It will probably fade immediately, but the … Continue reading

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