new year, new mend

Uh oh – where have I been?!

Balancing….

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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.

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To back the tears with bursts of colour, to stitch the layers with rhythm and balance

and add something.

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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!

9 thoughts on “new year, new mend

  1. I love this new mending. I find it intriguing that you are stitching up to the new fabric but not over the top of it – it remains separate – I have a theory about this and the identity of the fabric. Kay

    • I found the Basil Kardasi section of the film very thoughtful, but there is only one screen and one set of headphones. Wish UWE would post the film on YouTube!

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