Monday, 24 August 2020

Slow Stitching

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!!

Arilx


10 comments:

  1. That looks lovely Aril and the fact that it is all made from recycled stuff makes it even better!x

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    1. Thank you. I've enjoyed it as it's evolved. Arilx

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  2. 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 :)

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    1. My Mum uses her machine a lot, but then she does far more sewing that me. Arilx

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    1. Many thanks Jackie. I've been pleased how it's turned out. Arilx

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  4. The textures are interesting, Aril, reminding one of stonework and gardens. What a lovely bit of textile art to contemplate!

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    1. Thank you Beth. It does me good to let my imagination wonder and see where it takes me. Arilx

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  5. That's gorgeous, well worth the time & effort! x

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    1. Many thanks Vix. It's a bit wonky, but am pleased with it. Arilx

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