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21 Jun 2013

Small interferences



We use clothes until one of the following occurs first: they get worn out (torn, faded, stained) or we outgrow them (age, fashion, weight.) I like how mended spots work like small interferences on the textile surface helping to extend the life of the garment in our wardrobe and how they reveal before our eyes like tiny treasures. In both cases, I've worked a small weaving on the fabric using sewing thread to conceal unwanted rips in a skirt and one of my totes.


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Usamos la ropa hasta que ocurre una de dos: o se gastan irremediablemente (se rompen, destiñen o manchan) o nos quedan mal (por tamaño, edad o moda). En ese sentido, me gusta cómo las zonas remendadas se tranforman en pequeñas interferencias sobre la superficie textil ayudando a extender la vida de la prenda en nuestro armario y cómo se revelan ante nuestros ojos como diminutos tesoros. En ambos casos, trabajé una suerte de mini tejido sobre la tela usando hilo de coser para esconder así unas rasgaduras indeseables en una falda y una bolsa.

18 comments :

querido diário said...

they seem like little scars :)
i like it!

Karen Barbé said...

It's beautiful to think of them as little scars because there's a healing process involved :)

Handmade Romance said...

beautifully mended little mementos of life.

moonmoggy said...

Lovely. And lovely comments too.

elisabethandree said...

They looks like small pieces of art, very pretty.

Kelli / Fog and Forest said...

"little scars" well put!! they add such charm and history to the piece. love it.

Karen Barbé said...

The poetics of mending.

gretaserra said...

Simplemente precioso
El amor por la prenda se ve indudablemente aumentado. :)

Jesse said...

Such a timely post for me! I noticed some fraying on my favourite jacket - the fabric is a very complicated woollen knit, and mending it invisibly really is beyond me. But now I'm inspired to give it a go, and make the mend part of it's texture.

Geninne said...

Si viviera en Chile le haría hoyos toda mi ropa y te pagaría por remendármela :)

Unknown said...

Que hermoso detalle. Estamos en la misma onda http://lizettegreco.tumblr.com/post/19398076885/mending-and-creating

Kylie Hunt said...

Oh I love it so much!! Your method of mending is just divine Karen :) Kx

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

Siempre he remendado la ropa y la he usado todo lo posible. Me da mucha pena cuando tengo que deshacerme de alguna prenda que está casi nueva. De todas formas, nunca he hecho remiendos tan maravillosos como los tuyos. Qué talento tienes con los hilos, por dios!
Abrazos.

Martine Myrup said...

These are so beautiful, I think repairs make things even more precious as they add someones care and time spent. Are you familiar with the Japanese kintsugi?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kintsugi

evie dear said...

wow, your work is beautiful, so creative!

IRINA said...

Un buen remiendo, si señor!!!
n saludo
www.queliodehilo.wordpress.com

sampling said...

Beautiful methods of mending. I seem to have trouble parting with some of my worn pieces of clothing. Now I can think of different ways to extend their life span! Thank you!

Madia Leva said...

Aqui se podria decir..cuando el remiendo se transforma en poesía.. Que maravilla.. como me gusta!!