I am a textile designer and creator of homewares, accessories and artworks who almost exclusively works with pre-loved textiles. Upcycled felted wool sweaters are my favourite material. Often hopelessly outdated, worn at the elbows, moth eaten or misshapen, the jumpers I use are retrieved from op shops or donated by friends. The shrinking process causes their defects to fade and their felted textures, patterns and colours emerge full of possibilities for transformation. When I give these discarded garments a second life as functional homewares, I like to incorporate elements from their past-- a raglan seam, or a cable pattern perhaps, that hints at what they used to be. Find out more at gayeabandon.com
~ Wednesday, April 23 ~
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~ Friday, April 18 ~
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Much cherished, accidentally shrunk pullover upcycled into a hottie cover, purse and pod cosie for a custom order. #showusyoutgorman #gayeabandon #upcycledjumpers #felted #wool #blackandwhite #hotwaterbottlecover @gormanclothing @gayenai

Much cherished, accidentally shrunk pullover upcycled into a hottie cover, purse and pod cosie for a custom order. #showusyoutgorman #gayeabandon #upcycledjumpers #felted #wool #blackandwhite #hotwaterbottlecover @gormanclothing @gayenai

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~ Thursday, April 17 ~
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Kids arm warmer trimmings. #bodypartswinteraccessories #wool #scraps #upcycledjumpers #bright #colourful

Kids arm warmer trimmings. #bodypartswinteraccessories #wool #scraps #upcycledjumpers #bright #colourful

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~ Tuesday, April 15 ~
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Desert sunset on a tabletop #marks #moonscape #desert #marking #abstract

Desert sunset on a tabletop #marks #moonscape #desert #marking #abstract

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~ Friday, April 11 ~
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Wool doodle. Or should that be woodle? #gayeabandon #upcycled #upcycledjumpers #yarn #scraps #script #scribble #unravelled

Wool doodle. Or should that be woodle? #gayeabandon #upcycled #upcycledjumpers #yarn #scraps #script #scribble #unravelled

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~ Wednesday, April 9 ~
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An-em-o-ne #upcycledjumpers #wool #gayeabandon #upcycled #felted #scraps

An-em-o-ne #upcycledjumpers #wool #gayeabandon #upcycled #felted #scraps

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~ Monday, April 7 ~
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Beautiful colour combos presenting themselves in my floor sweepings of wool scraps #upcycledjumpers #studio #gayeabandon

Beautiful colour combos presenting themselves in my floor sweepings of wool scraps #upcycledjumpers #studio #gayeabandon

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~ Sunday, April 6 ~
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Lotsa new designs coming through. Presently only available right here at #newcraftmarket Shed A queen Vic market. Right now till  4pm today. Come by for a stroll in the sun! #bodypartswinteraccessories #upcycledjumpers #upcycledhomewares #armwarmers @craftvictoria @gayenai #gayeabandon

Lotsa new designs coming through. Presently only available right here at #newcraftmarket Shed A queen Vic market. Right now till 4pm today. Come by for a stroll in the sun! #bodypartswinteraccessories #upcycledjumpers #upcycledhomewares #armwarmers @craftvictoria @gayenai #gayeabandon

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Selling our wool wares at the inaugural #newcraftmarket an initiative by @craftvictoria  Here till 4pm today. Shed A. #upcycled #bodypartswinteraccrssoriea #craftmarket # armwarmers #upcycledjumpers #upcycledhomewares

Selling our wool wares at the inaugural #newcraftmarket an initiative by @craftvictoria Here till 4pm today. Shed A. #upcycled #bodypartswinteraccrssoriea #craftmarket # armwarmers #upcycledjumpers #upcycledhomewares

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~ Tuesday, February 4 ~
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weftwarp:

orange potholder detail by Freya Willemoes-Wissing

Gorgeous combo of colours!

weftwarp:

orange potholder detail by Freya Willemoes-Wissing

Gorgeous combo of colours!


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