Don’t throw out that old umbrella, transform it!!

Don’t throw out that old umbrella, transform it!!

I wonder if we can go through the city dump and retrieve old umbrellas (figuratively speaking) strip them and crochet a brand new one and sell each one for $1,000.00 – $5,000.00 each, then we could talk about turning trash into cash.

It takes a certain type of crochet artist to make that happen, a desperate one?? no, a visionary crochet artist…

 

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  1. That is so cool….I need to try it

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  2. How amazing to produce something like that. I’d love to try it but I know I’d end up with a floppy, scramble of string. Any tips anyone? – fibre, stiches??

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    • It just take practice and lots of frogging when it’s not correct lol…. I have not done any research into it yet but I have a feeling nylon could be right ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. wow these umbrellas are stunning! How long would it take you to crochet something like that?

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    • thanks!!! ( these are all taken from google images), I want to try to crochet one in the near future….i am thinking if i can work on it everyday it may take a month ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Oh my goodness, what impressive pieces of art!
    Turning a trash into amazing art is incredible.

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  5. Reblogged this on Mine Kinder Garden and commented:
    I think I may have a trip to the thrift store coming up just so I can find old umbrellas.

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  6. Great idea! I may have to try that!

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  7. OMG this is a great idea. My mother left me a lovely umbrella that needs recovering but no-one will take it on. Maybe I should do it myself and use it as a parasol.

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  8. Too funny. I was just thinking of this a few days ago. Living in the desert you see ppl all the time using regular umbrellas to keep the sun off. Next time one of mine breaks I’ll have to play with this.

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  9. Those are awesome!!! I have a (commercial) on that is wooden frame with Battenburg lace on it. I fell in love with Abby’s umbrella on the TV show NCIS. The photos of the one with the pineapple pattern reminds me of that one. Love them all!!!!

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  10. jamieaaron03 says:

    That’s a cool idea, I feel like I’d have to finish all my other projects before taking that one on

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  11. Goodness they are amazing. Not too good for a rainy day though.

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  12. My problem with umbrellas is the metal part is usually what gets destroyed first. Their not as sturdy of dancing canes as some little girls believe they are.

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  13. A desperate artist would turn the dump find into $5.00…desperately enamored with the craft to the point where money doesn’t matter, anyway. (And aren’t we all?)
    Yes…it would take a visionary…I have seen these, priced well into the hundreds, into the thousands, and thought, “I can do that!”

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