Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vintage Tapestry Couture

Ya know...we the depths of winter...when we are hunkered down wondering what to do with ourselves while the wind howls outside & we are freezing

We devise new & wonderful ways to stay warm...

I present to you...the Canadian Couture Vintage Tapestry Jacket

This latest in fashionable winter-ware is brought to you by Heather, a dear friend of mine who happens to be a collector of these Vintage rugs. She has about 30 of these things. Since space was running low in her house she decided to thin out her collection by using a few of them to create a jacket...and if I say so myself...I think it is stunning, fun, whimsical & a great way to recycle these tapestry's. She has made lovely box pleated book bags & plans on sewing up Moroccan style beanbags for the floor as well as doggy beds...with dog images on them of course. So next time you go to the thrift store don't overlook these rugs when you see one...put your thinking cap on...think outside the box & find ways to create your own Vintage tapestry project.
Note - I have washed these rugs in the washing machine on the gentle/hand-wash cycle with a little detergent...take out of washing machine & brush the nap in the direction the nap is going...use your fingers or a small brush to do this...hang to dry.


WoolenSails said...

Very creative idea, lol.
I used to have one, must have sold it at a yard sale.


Julia said...

Heh, only in Canada. Great imagination. JB

Janet said...


Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Leave it to a fellow Canuck to be so enterprising. It looks so rich and soft.
Susan x

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

How fun is that! Beautiful!
xx, shell

The French Bear said...

Gorgeous!!!! Hope you are enjoying this little taste of better weather!!!!

suz said...

Absolutely love it! Darn, wish I had kept the tapestry my folks had - would have made a great vest!

Nancy Erickson Dutmer said...

I LOVE it!

Mrs Minton makes... said...

Fantastic designs!!!

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