Thursday, June 2, 2016

- Playtime

This is the last shirt my mom gave me and I've worn and washed it hundreds of times over the past ten years. It's been patched before, but the fabric is starting to shred ...


I figure the only way to save it is by reinforcing all the single thickness areas with lightweight cloth and lots of stitch ...


It will take a while, but I'm learning (and having fun) as I go ...


6 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the stitching progression from the top....rain then the quickening of seeds of
Flowers...on into the blooming?

Liz Ackert said...

Totally unintended ... which makes it even better

jude said...

yes, coat it with something, sometimes a very thin cloth on the other side like a sandwich, allows the stitch to weave it all back together

Liz Ackert said...

Hmmm ... that gives me an idea. I'm thinking my mom's old handkerchiefs may be sheer enough to do this. Thanks!

Dana said...

How pretty! I love it.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Dana ... I've always been drawn to Junko Oki's stitching and am happy to finally be giving it a try