Extending the Life of What Still Has Value
At a recent garage sale I found a beat up old Mexican serape from the 1940s full of holes with new ones blossoming continuously. I also found a lovely mexican bag that without a lining was being destroyed by my using it. My keys kept snagging on the inside stitches that make up the design.
Today, wanting to be closer to the makers of these things or at least the spirit of value they imbued the goods with I tried to repair them and extend their life.
When it comes to sewing I'm a hack but I try. For the serape I made little patches and the bag I lined with a black cloth from my scraps.
Posted by Wendy Jehanara Tremayne at Sunday, May 27, 2012