Sunday, 7 December 2014

Got the Sunday blues again

Second denim sample finished.  

I unpicked the pocket ( which can be added onto another piece at some point) so that the unfaded denim underneath would show, and I love how this works, though might go back and stitch over more of it.  

I find I am looking at jeans altogether differently now, thinking about the selvage, the colours of the stitching, the details inside the waistbands, and how they would look if I leapt at them with a pair of scissors.  I am telling myself sternly that this project should encourage me to mend and wear old jeans for longer, not to hack up things that are still perfectly wearable.  Of course I won't do this, but the thought does cross my mind...

Next up I am going to try adding some little patches that are not denim.  I'm hoping to get one, maybe two more bits done before I have to stop any meaningful stitching over the Christmas period.  

Linking up with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts and Anything Goes Monday at Stitch by Stitch.


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    1. Yes I totally agree...looks relaxing and fun! Love the bright colors.

  2. I am really enjoying your journey with denim stitching... can't wait to see what you do next!

  3. Fun project--can't wait to see what happens next!

  4. I like the line you create with the threads. The texture too. It's a choice, isn't it? Which color thread, which repetitive line to create? It looks meditative. I forget how much importance is added with hand embroidery. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

  5. You're certainly creating interesting patterns with some very basic stitches. A case of less is more. It looks seriously relaxing.

  6. Your stitching looks great! Really striking. I've popped over from Slow Sunday Stitching and so glad I did!

  7. Hi Sew and sow farm sent me over to say hi

  8. Haha, Kaja you made me laugh out loud! I have this vision of you hiding in a wardrobe with a pair of scissors now…."ooh, nice jeans"!!! Love the way these are turning out, great texture and colour :) x

  9. This is very cool! What more can I say?


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