What to do with hubby’s old jeans? I’m not a big lover of denim, it’s an excellent fabric but very limited, it’s sturdy and hard wearing for a reason but it’s not exactly pretty…. or can we make it sew? Lol 😆
I’ve started a small project today using the “slow stitching” ethos, which is a global movement of crafters who use what we have, not buy more, reuse and up-cycle, make something beautiful out of redundant materials…..to stop it ending up in a landfill.
Mixed media artists like myself, who were weaned on the “make do and mend movement” of our grandmothers (Circa 20th century) and resurgence over the last 15 years, have embraced this gentle, mindful and relaxing form of creativity.
So I’m going to use my least favourite fabric and slow stitch (think winters evenings, no social media, no tv, hand stitching)
My inspiration is a form of embroidery called
Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs” or “little pierce”) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868).
Picture credit from Pinterest
Slow is good….