Sculpture artists and weavers make mind-blowing items from discarded and broken umbrellas. But there are also many projects that you can make at home with limited sewing or gardening skills.
You can listen to my podcast episode on how to reuse broken umbrellas in this YouTube video. It originally aired in February 2021.
Artists Who Creatively Reuse Umbrellas
Jean’s 2021 lecture to art students about her work. She discusses her umbrella pieces near the start of the lecture at around 7:00.
Umbrella Creative Reuse Projects
- Umbrella fabric shopping bag, which includes a free sewing pattern
- Backpack rain cover
- Waterproof picnic blanket
Pussy willow craft from umbrella spines