Working with recycled blue jeans is pretty easy ….just hit a couple of yard sales and buy up whatever you can find! When you style and size are not an issue, the material seems to be in abundance everywhere!! ….Here are a few artists that are making magic out of this ubiquitous fabric ….
These have so much personality and life! …check out her blog for more denim loveliness – http://ilovedenim.blogspot.com.
Top – $60.00 at Barbara Bearo’s Etsy Shop. Bottom – $80.00 at Barbara Bearo’s Etsy Shop.
This rug is created entirely from old jeans…and woven by South Dakota artist, Annikki Marttila.
$45.00 at Finnish Weaver’s Etsy Shop
The “Kate” Sandal is made from Recycled Denim and has a few Austrian Swarovski Crystals added for pizazz along with elegant embroidery.
$39.00 at Art Fire
Created from “found denim” in Julie Floersch’s Brooklyn studio. Her artist statement does a great job explaining the beauty that can be found in this unique wall hanging.
Using discarded materials, primarily found denim for it’s haphazard and painterly qualities, I incorporate various structure-forming techniques into complex geometric repetitions, giving them a slightly raised, subtle third dimension. These intricate patterns are then assiduously interwoven, juxtaposing hand crafted traditional Americana and pop culture imagery to reshape the concept of quilt making as a purely 2-dimensional art form.
$825.00 at Kwilti.etsy.com
Recycled Denim Throw Quilt (with your choice of fleece color backing) Size is 54 x 54 inches.
$40.00 at Lil Annie’s Attic
Recycled Denim Inspiration:
From the Equilters.com website, many quilts made from recycled jeans that will provide lots of inspiration!
Martha Stewart has some nice tutorials working with recycled denim.
The metamorphosis of old jeans design by : yao xie from china
Braided rug from strips of denim harvested from the entire family’s stash of old out-grown jeans.
See the wonderfully detailed tutorial here.