Sunday, 22 January 2012
jan 22, 2012
the last few times i've sewn something up, i've been using contrasting thread. i like the idea of visible stitches - mending you can see. there's no need to hold up the illusion that the clothes are new and don't require any upkeep. no need for the stitch to blend. looking at this picture, i find the contrast and visibility of the stitches beautiful. we all need a little mending sometimes - why hide it when it comes to clothes? to me, it's like scar tissue. it marks the life of a thing. it's the difference between fixing and mending.
ps: i'm excited that my hand stitching is getting better - look at that near-perfect line!