What is UPcycleMN?
My interest in fabrics and creating useful objects goes back to my junior high art classes where I was introduced to batik, macramé and weaving. I also enjoy sewing, design, colors, patterns and concern for the environment. Combining all these elements I began UPcycleMN in 2017 after retiring from many years at the Northfield Public Library.
I collect fabric samples, upholstery remnants, malt bags, leather, resale shop's table cloths, curtains and other durable fabrics at little or no cost. With these supplies I currently create table runners, bags & totes of all sizes and shapes. The bags have magnet snap closures, interior and exterior pockets, fabric and leather handles and straps, some lined some not. I let the fabric and design lead me to a finished product.
I started the Northfield Boomerang Bag project that you can read about on the other pages.