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Claire Poirier shows off the hats, christmas stocking and bunny that will come from one sweater.
Claire Poirier shows off the hats, christmas stocking and bunny that will come from one sweater.

Heard Up North: From old to new with Malone sweater upcycler

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For some of us, crafting is a hobby--but for some, it's a business.

Claire Poirier of Malone makes hats, mittens, dog coats, and other things out of used wool sweaters, and sells them at craft shows and farmers markets all over the North Country.
Like any good businessperson, Poirier goes for maximum efficiency--by using every part of the sweater. For today's Heard Up North, she talked Nora Flaherty through the process:

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Nora Flaherty
Digital Editor, News

Crafter Claire Poirier’s company is “2nd time around”—you can see some of her finished goods, on the web by clicking here.

 

 

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