Monday, 8 March 2010

Dan's Hitch Monking cuff

My brother is into hitchhiking and letting God blow him where He wills. So he's called it 'hitch monking'. He wanted me to design and make him a cuff that would identify him to other like-minded people and this is what I came up with. It's made from recycled and fairtrade materials. The leather is an old Whippet collar I picked up for 50p, the black fabric is recycled fairtrade cotton (from a pair of hemmed yogapants of mine), and the calico is fairtrade. The elastic I had to buy although I guess if I'd looked around long enough I could have found some on some old clothes I could have recycled. I scanned a used stamp into the computer and printed it out on to iron-on transer paper, then tranferred it onto the calico and embroidered the postmark by hand. It's comfortable to wear and he loves it! I like it too!