Friday, November 4, 2011

what I'm working on

some of the linens I washed and hung out to dry on tuesday
are quite damaged


there are holes and stains and tears


so I am inspired to do the slow sew


I am mending and patching this fragile fabric
with something comparable:
fragile and stained tea bag papers
they are surprisingly strong
and don't detract from the aged beauty of these lovelies


13 comments:

Sue said...

I admire your patience and I have to say very sympathetic repairs:)

Halle said...

I think your patching is beautiful...
Are you going to turn these linens into art quilts?

amyd said...

what a brilliant idea - love the texture and the color...

Nancy said...

Amazing how tea bags are so handy and well made! They are making lovely patches :)

Lynn said...

Oh good another generation can enjoy this beauty!!!

Katie said...

Happy slow sewing. Beautiful stuff to work with.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Great idea to re-beautify these lovely pieces this way. penny

Sujay said...

Well done carry on.

ooglebloops said...

Another great Kimmie idea!!!

~*~Patty S said...

ooo your linen photos are so inspiring Kimmie...you do have a way of getting to the heart of the matter with your written word and visually too...slow stitching with tea bags is beyond inspiring

I have quite a stash of bags waiting patiently

thank you for sharing and being such an inspiration
all
ways!
oxo

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

Those tea bags are a great idea! And I love slow work. It's so satifying.

Linda said...

A precious and delicate project ....it looks lovely Kimmie.
xx

*jean* said...

how delicate and perfect the tea papers are for the mending...looks great