Donnerstag, 8. Dezember 2011

Work in Progress: Boro Inspired Denim Cloth

Here you see the whole project: A Boro inspired cloth with (very simple) Sashiko stitches all over.
The Japanese craft form called "boro" is a method to reuse worn and torn clothes by adding pieces of leftover fabric, often combined with "sashiko", a traditional technique used to reinforce points of wear, or to repair worn places or tears with patches, using a simple running stitch.
It began with a pair of jeans of my little one that I did not dare to throw - too many sweet memories - so I decided to incorporate it into a cloth project. The idea of a boro jeans bag with cute little pockets for a cell phone - or anything small - was born.
 Everything attached with simple running stitches for stability and structure. Now the cloth is in the washing machine for nicely frayed edges - and because somebody wiped her chocolate stained mouth with it :-D

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2011

Finished! Freeform Crochet Handbag

 Finally! It took me ages but now it's finished :-) I tried to incorporate a colour range between pink, lilac and orange to catch the various tonalities of sunlight all over the day. Then the freeform crochet pieces were attatched to an already existing handbag with many practical pockets.
And here are a few details.