Old Dogs with New Tricks.

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As the proverb goes, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Think again! Nina Camplin has a couple of tricks up her sleeves.  

One of them includes transforming old vintage crochet doilies and other stuff that people throw away, into fantastic fashionable garments and accessories. 

Her favourite garment that she makes is her crochet dresses “because they are made from vintage doilies, and every inch of it is a thing of beauty. They also look and feel great to wear”.

The other great Skill of Nina’s is how she turns her love of wildlife into beautiful landscape paintings while at the same time, again, reusing old materials including the canvas. 

Nina tells me that she loves to get her hands messy as she experiments with all sorts of different mediums.

Nina’s favourite saying is “Never be Ordinary.

Here are some of Nina’s creations from her Etsy shop “Old Dogs with New Tricks”.

Lavender Crochet Dress.

LAVENDER CROCHET DRESS 1

Burlesque and Lilac Rose Dyed Crochet Dress.

Burlesque and Lilac Rose Dyed Crochet Dress.
Burlesque and Lilac Rose Dyed Crochet Dress.
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Burlesque and Lilac Rose Dyed Crochet Dress.
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Women’s up-cycled Boho cardigan coat.

Boho Earth Colours Cardigan Coat 1 old Dogs with new tricks
Boho Earth Colours Cardigan Coat 2
Boho Earth Colours Cardigan Coat 3
Boho Earth Colours Cardigan Coat 4 Old dogs with new tricks

Chunky Knit Poncho.

Chunky Knit Poncho
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Chunky Knit Poncho
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Rag and Chunky Wool Crocheted Shawl.

Rag and Chunky Wool Crocheted Shawl 1
Rag and Chunky Wool Crocheted Shawl
Rag and Chunky Wool Crocheted Shawl

Curious Squirrel.

Curious Squirrel by Nina Camplin
Curious Squirrel by Nina Camplin 2

Sepia Pony.

Sepia Pony 1 by Nina Camplin
Sepia Pony 2 by Nina Camplin

Storm Horses.

Storm Horses by Nina Camplin  1
Storm Horses by Nina Camplin  2

Right now as I am writing this article, the whole world is going through unprecedented times. We are all in this together. Now is a good time to #StandWithSmall and support small businesses like Nina’s “Dogs With New Tricks” on Etsy and other platforms both locally and across the globe.

“Behind every Etsy item is an independent seller. Join us in supporting their creativity – because right now, they need it now more than ever”.

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I hope you have enjoyed this article on Nina Camplin’s fabulous Fashion and Artworks. This is just some of her beautiful things on offer. Check out Nina’s Etsy shop “Old Dogs with New Tricks” for more unique items.

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