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.

12 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

you are having so much fun with this :)

Quilter Kathy said...

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

Karen in Breezy Point said...

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

tubakk said...

So fun!

LA Paylor said...

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

Marly said...

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

Sue G Johnson said...

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

Margaret said...

Hi Sew and sow farm sent me over to say hi

Stephie said...

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

Marion K said...

I like your ideas very much.

Laney said...

This is very cool! What more can I say?

Val's Quilting Studio said...

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