Recycling Old Denim
Crazy! I have certainly been feeling a little bit this way.
From having my computer skills tested to the limit while trying to sort out codes etc for this blog and finishing a beaded tassel for a kumihimo braid its been one of those weeks.
I've decided that is I'm going to feel crazy I may as well act out - in the craft sense.
Its been ages since I've indulged in some crazy patchwork. The photo is part of a denim bag I made using my hand dyed threads. The motif isn't one of my designs. It featured in a Handmade Magazine a
couple of years ago. I shrunk the original design before stitching. The denim pieces were collected from the end of season sell off at a second hand clothing shop. Fill a bag for $2. This meant that I got lots of different colours without having to buy minimum quantities. The bag is huge. I use it to cart my craft
stuff from home to the shop.
I love crazy patchwork. Okay, I'm not keen on the patchwork part but I do love the hand embroidery. I'm now inspired to use some of my hand dyed fabric to make a smaller bag. Keep checking back for
updates. I'll post a photo of the fabric when I finally decide which bits I'm going to use.
This post was first published here on 13th April, 2007.