Sunday, February 26, 2012
Earlier this month, Kathrin of Annekata invited her readers to join in a fabric manipulation challenge. My craft/sewing/making skills have been largely unused since August, so I happily joined in--I needed a challenge that was doable but still challenged my creativity.
I took a half-bleached tank top that is completely unwearable but still made of pretty good fabric and cut a long looped strip from the hem. I stitched along one side, then pulled the stitches to gather the edge into a circle. I then stitched along the outside and gathered it on the reverse and stitched it down. It was simple and not hugely time-consuming, but process-oriented enough that I felt that same mix of calm and hopeful anxiety that draws me to make in the first place. Plus, I end up with something to use that I made with my own to hands (and a needle and thread), so once I find some felt and stitch on a backing, it can serve as a hair piece or a pin on my coat or a scarf.
A few other bloggers have joined in, too. Kathrin's lovely blue scarf, good words on process, and links to other entries in the challenge here.
Posted by Katie at 7:41 PM