This was a very mindful craftproject for me. Even though I did not know what mindful was at that time. I called it meditative needlework (which is the same 😉 ) .
The inspiration came from a magazine ‘Flow’ with colouring picture for grown-ups.
The repetitive movements of my hands, was very relaxing for me.
I had to work slowly because I wanted it to be precise.
I made this in 2009.
I almost threw this jeans away. Till I saw all kind of inspiring examples of mended jeans, among them the sashiko technique. Beautiful!!! So now I’m repairing my jeans in my own way.
My mother: “ Did you buy this expensive jeans?”
“No mum, I made this myself.”
This is the case: She had just spoken to someone who had bought such a jeans for a lot of money…
Bijna weggedaan deze gescheurde jeans. Tot ik op Pinterest allerlei voorbeelden zag van gerepareerde jeans waar de sashiko techniek werd gebruikt. Prachtig! Dus nu ben ik bezig om al mijn jeans op mijn eigen manier te repareren.
Mijn moeder: “Heb je zo’n dure spijkerbroek gekocht???”
“Nee mam, dit heb ik zelf gedaan.”
Wat blijkt: ze had net iemand gesproken die voor veel geld zo’n gescheurde en gerepareerde jeans in de winkel had gekocht…