In 2008 and 2009 I was an active embroiderer. I made an embroidery travel-kit. I designed it myself. But my inspiration came from a beautiful Craft store in Marly where my sister lived at the time. (Justin-le-Petit-Point, Marly-le-Roi, near Paris.)
I changed the appearance of my blog. The new theme has a ‘see-through’ background which I could choose myself. I chose an embroidery I made in 2009.
I found the patterns in a book from a secondhandstore: the Scandinavian knitting pattern book. It was so lovely to experiment with all kinds of combinations of charts from this book.
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…