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'the nest"

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Eleanor Richards
'the nest"

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Make-it-Yourself

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Homewares

Waste Materials

Paper Sheets

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Created from the up-cycling and reuse of paper bag handles is

Materials & Equipment List

Materials:Paper Bag HandlesPVA GluePolyester Natural ThreadEquipment:Scissors Mixing Bowl

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

To complete
To create the flower shape, first loop a 3rd of the bag handle and hold.
Repeat the previous step to create the 2nd loop and hold.
Once again repeat the 2nd step to complete the flower shape and hold.
To secure the flower shape cut a 30cm length of thread and start wrapping around the centre of the flower shape.
Tie the loose ends together, secure and cut the remaining length and discard.
To link together several of the flower shapes, repeat steps 2-6 ensuring a random nature, to create a sheet like material.
Continue to make several pieces of sheet material, so when added together makes a large circular shape.
To set the sheet material to form the bowl like shape, immerse the pieces entirely in PVA glue, using the mixing bowl.
Using the mixing bowl as a mould, press the sheet material covered in PVA glue to the sides of the bowl mould. Allow 24 hours for the individual pieces to dry and set.
Once dry you can attached all the individual formed pieces together, using the thread, to produce
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Eleanor Richards

Beverley

United Kingdom

2nd year BA product design Student at Nottingham Trent university!...

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