Hi! Margy here. It has been a long time since I have written anything on the blog. A big thank you to Racheal for keeping things chugging along.
I wanted to share with you a little project I have been working on. After being motivated to investigate visible mending at Jane Milburn's Slow Clothing Conversation last year, I have been checking out different pictures of this technique on Pinterest. There I came across a form of visible mending that is inspired by sashiko, a form of Japanese embroidery and boro, a traditional style of patchwork used in Japan for mending. I bought a pair of second hand jeans and I wanted to experiment with different embroidery patterns. I used a washable glue stick to secure the pieces of fabric to the jeans and crochet cotton for the stitching. It was a lot of fun playing around with colours and patches of material. I also experimented with how to make a hole in the jeans to make it look like a natural hole. Usually with mending you don't have to worry about making a hole! Believe it or not using a razor was the best technique. I am hoping to do a workshop on this technique later in the year so if you are interested keep an eye out for our workshops.
Hi, my name is Racheal and I write the blog for Simple Living Toowoomba. Thanks for joining us on this journey to living a simpler life and encouraging others to do the same.