Celebrate the holes in your garments! Embellish them with simple embroidery stitches!
This project is especially good for moth-eaten clothing or old fabric suffering from dry rot, surrounding a bunch of holes with subversive contrasting colored stitches can make a trend setting garment out a destroyed one ready for the dumpster.
This project can be done anywhere, carry it with you to the coffee shop, the park, while you are waiting for a bus, train, or on the bus and train. Be a example for mending on the go!
You need: needle, thread, scissors, light weight fusible interfacing.
FRAU FIBER RECOMMENDS – before starting fuse a light weight interfacing around the area to be stitched.
The following stitches can be applyed around any raw edge.
RUNNING STITCH – used to outline an area to be mended.
WHIP STITCH – great for cleaning up rough edges
BLANKET STITCH – another good stitch for raw edges
2-PLY SPLIT STITCH – this stitch can create a lovely embellished edge.
Check out how artist Nava Lubelski uses embroidery stitches! http://www.navalubelski.com
Thank to the NYC Chapter for this months production idea. If you have ideas for instructions please drop Frau Fiber and email, firstname.lastname@example.org
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