Wednesday, September 9, 2015

salvage blues

things that people
have used 
and cherished. they
have personality,
and soul.

here we have two of my favorite things: music and cloth.  both created, or to be re-created, from salvage.  in the background is my latest acquisition, the troubadour, talked about here.  in the foreground is one of my favorite pair of work jeans. carpenters, complete with the extra little side pockets and hammer loop.  blown out knee with a minor repair already chanted in. chewed to salem and back heel cuz i love to were my jeans a few inches longer than my legs can manage. one of the legs is ripped several inches up along one side where i stepped on the trailing fragments of hem and continued to try to walk.

if you've been following my blog for some time, you'll remember i've already done a pair of skull pants. now it is time for something different. new. at first blush, i'm thinking something japanese. oni masks; foo lions; noh theatre; hannya masks...that sort of vibe. so, over the next few days, i'll be sketching some ideas while needle chanting in some stabilizing scraps and preparing the jeans for what is to come!



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    1. mmmm....i'm seeing a grand eye keeping vigil on my sewing bench!

  2. lookind forward to seeing what comes :-)

  3. I've always believed jeans can never be too long ... will look forward to seeing how you manage the inevitable heel fray that comes of such reckless thinking

    1. i'm quite well-known for such reckless behavior! ha! if you look back through my blog, you can find another pair i did last year where i too a less frayed heel from a different pair or jeans and boro'd them in beneath the chewed up hem so you could see them both. i'm still playing with this pair to see what i will do....