When holes inevitably appear over time, the life of a natural fibre garment such as this can be extended by mending the holes – in this case using woollen hearts cut from another beyond-repair jumper.
Reconsidering ways to reuse and revive resources is the subject of David Sherlock’s dramatic Think Before You Throw art sculpture from reject stuff at the Coolah waste transfer station. A trip to the tip to see this and other sculptures from the Waste to Art project overseen by my leadership colleague Ele Cook was the highlight of my morning!
Meanwhile, Sew 132 is the mending of a wool jumper. We cut out about 20 heart-shaped wool patches, pinned them in place and then sewed then down using zigzag stitch to extend the life of a lovely wool jumper.