Uh oh – where have I been?!
Remember this… jeans mending piece
Well , it seems to be attracting alot of interest! I find this heartening.
It always feels natural and easy working on denims – patching, mending, stitching, embroidering, creating something with a deeper beauty whilst protecting it, saving it from falling apart. It has lead a full life, shows the signs, the places of strain as well as tears.
So – in looking, suddenly I notice the full subtle colours of the threads, the softness of the cloth through wear. I want to hold on to this.
To back the tears with bursts of colour, to stitch the layers with rhythm and balance
and add something.
I want to thank someone special too – for her inspiration, and a practical note about blanket stitch! Have a look at http://daintytime.net/2012/12/15/faq-mending-binding/
Thanks Sherri Lynn!