Archive for August, 2010

August Production: Celebrate the holes in your garments!

2010/08/01

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, fraufiber@gmail.com

Check out the Chapter blogs for meeting places and times.

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