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Turning Scraps Into Art

Turning Scraps Into Art

Last spring, when Remodelista editor Alexa was visiting the home of French ceramicist Cécile Daladier, a delicate, decorated loop of wire in the corner of the studio caught her eye. It was a garland Daladier made by adding flecks of tiny fabric scraps to a utilitarian loop of wire from the hardware store.

Much like Daladier’s tree branch decorated in pieces of plastic as a political statement about refuse and trees in Paris, the wire garland is her way of turning scraps into art, which Alexa believes is the sign of a true artist.

Above: Photograph by Natalie Weiss for Remodelista.

Above: Daladier unfurls the garland to display its impressive length. She describes how she’ll use it as everyday decor, for parties and other events, and during the holidays. Photograph by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista.

Do you have a creative means to reuse scraps of fabric?

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6:26AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Thank you Remodelista, for Sharing this!

5:02PM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

I think it's very nice--- also her tree... thanks for the link to the article. I always enjoy your articles. Thank you!

11:32PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013


11:28PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Great stuff

11:28AM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

I've tied light gauzzy strips onto string that I've strung around my garden beds to deter the deer and rabbits. Works best when combined with shinny or spinning objects. The most fun part is cranking up an Irish broug and telling people I do it for the pleasure of the Fairies.

9:50PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013


8:00AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

tks for sharing

7:57AM PDT on Aug 25, 2013

When I was a student I created a lot of sculpture out of other people's discarded objects. It is amazing what you can do with a bit of imagination and ingenuity. At the end of the day I only sold a couple of pieces as no body was really keen to have chunks of metal or 'ex junk' littering their precious living spaces. It was still fun though and I would recommend it for this purpose only. Trying to earn a living from it sucks big time.

8:54PM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

interesting , thank you

4:47PM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

I'd rather know how to make a rag rug.

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