My name is Aril and I am a slow stitcher....unlike others this was not a conscious decision on my part just down to my aversion to using sewing machines. I have to say for me I find, as an anxious soul, hand sewing very soothing and absorbing. It relaxes me yet I am still being productive, whilst enjoying the process. After several weeks of gently chipping away and letting the piece evolve as I went along I have completed my bathroom blind. It will have batons across the back so that it hangs straight and I'll paint the pole [former cot bar!] white shortly. Bar the hooks from which it hangs there has been no outlay....all recycled and upcycled.
Out of curiosity I asked TYM how he felt about living in a home where his parents are always making stuff. He chuckled and said he didn't know any better!!
That looks lovely Aril and the fact that it is all made from recycled stuff makes it even better!xReplyDelete
Thank you. I've enjoyed it as it's evolved. ArilxDelete
I have a sewing machine - and do use it - but find I prefer 'slow sew' as I am in control (well, as much as I can be with a sharp instrument in my hand...) where as the machine tends to run away and sews faster than I can! The blind is lovely - nice one :)ReplyDelete
My Mum uses her machine a lot, but then she does far more sewing that me. ArilxDelete
Looks mighty pretty Aril xReplyDelete
Many thanks Jackie. I've been pleased how it's turned out. ArilxDelete
The textures are interesting, Aril, reminding one of stonework and gardens. What a lovely bit of textile art to contemplate!ReplyDelete
Thank you Beth. It does me good to let my imagination wonder and see where it takes me. ArilxDelete
That's gorgeous, well worth the time & effort! xReplyDelete
Many thanks Vix. It's a bit wonky, but am pleased with it. ArilxDelete