Slow stitching and creative mending

 I purchased another class from Craft school of oz!   I was inspired after doing a couple of free classes learning Shashiko stitching and decided to venture more into this meditative method of stitching.   I have been re-purposing unsold garments to sell in the op shop instead of sending them to landfill.  This made a white ripped pair of shorts into a more interesting piece before I turned it into a bag.  




For Christmas I enjoyed making some little needle cases, it really is quite meditative to sew random little stitches.



I tend to look at descriptions of crafts, and then run with them and make them my own.  I love the idea of sashiko stitching, but some of it seems quite rigid.   I have been playing around with a few samples, and then thought that would be an ideal way to personalize some of the phone bags I have been thinking of making.  I didnt have a washable marker, so marked out a sort of grid with my tailors chalk.  Luckily this fabric had lines as well.  

A friend had given me some lovely sari silk, so these are going to look very pretty with that as a liner.  I am now toying with the idea of stitching a yolk to make a silk dress or top.  I am really enjoying making lots of different projects and learning different techniques.
Do you stick with the same craft, or tend to veer off in other directions as I do?


 

Comments

  1. These are lovely. I have not done a lot of craft over recent years but am thinking of returning to it because I find the repetitive nature of it very soothing. I bought some wool this week to weave some scarves -- my crafts tend to be knitting, embroidery and patchwork, weaving is a new one.

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    1. It is very soothing, If I try to meditate sitting cross legged and saying oooom, I only last a few minutes, but put a craft in my hands, and I lose track of time for hours! oh I love the idea of weaving!

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  2. The jeans bag looks nice with that stitching :) I've done many crafts but don't seem to stick to small things. I've been enjoying upcycling furniture lately, although it's time consuming and takes ages to sell the pieces.

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    1. Working at the op shop means I have lots of materials available. I just donate them to the church so I dont have the worry of trying to sell them! Marketing and selling is not my forte at all.

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  3. I tend to experiment with different crafts and can't seem to stick to one. We did slow stitching at one of our simple living workshops a few years ago. Some people are very creative. I like what you have done.

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    1. Yes, I often veer off in other directions, which was fun when I was doing crafternoons, as every month it was something new.. I love your posts on the simple living workshops.

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    2. are you still blogging? The link to your blog no longer works. :(

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