T-Shirt + Small Stitches = ?

This weekend my daughter agreed to model my latest scarf. Initially the tiny irregular stitches and the not so inventive circles seemed a waste of time. But often, when many small stitches come together the eye creates a pattern, so when the scarf was finished and assembled, it looked as if it was planned.

Threading the needle without a vision is sometimes tricky….what if all those stitches are nothing but an enormous waste of time?

In NY we are on winter break, which means lots of time with daughter and friends and little time for writing posts, so the blog this week will be mostly visual. It’s also time to start my long overdue spring cleaning project. There is one room of my house that is chaotic beyond words…..

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  1. Vicki K says:

    Be sure to take before and after photos – I forget and then wonder whether the before was really that bad…

  2. Thea says:

    beautiful ♥

    Knit and hugs

  3. Katie says:

    I love how the stitches come together!

  4. Sabine says:

    Das ist wirklich wunderschön! Jeder einzelne, kleine Stich trägt zum harmonischen Gesamtbild bei. Und der Schal steht deiner Tochter ganz toll!
    Herzliche Grüße

  5. Kathryn says:

    A beautiful piece, love the white stitch on blue. My daughter is on winter break as well (which feels more like summer now here in CA). I am typing this only because she is busy assembling legos at my feet. I better get back to stitching too. Enjoy the break and the spring cleaning!

  6. chanelke says:

    This is something I’d like to do/try….very nice,

  7. Nancy says:

    you are very inspirational. i love sewing and especially hand sewing. to combine the sewing with
    other crafts or to make simple clothes sparkle is my passion. thanks for your passion too.

  8. bobi says:

    I have some questions about your method. Do you use an embroidery hoop to hold your work. I would guess the answer is no, but all embroidery friends advise me to. I like the free style way stitches come out when you aren’t all measured and have a grid. Also, it seems like you use a single thread. It’s very subtle. Is it just cotton or poly sewing thread? Embroidery floss?

    Thanks, you’ve really inspired me

  9. kathrin says:

    For this scarf I didn’t use an embroidery hoop. I only use one if the fabric to be embroidered needs to be stretched tightly, so the embroidery doesn’t buckle in the end. For the blue scarf I used two layers of thrifted t-shirt fabric and one stranded cream colored button hole thread, which is stronger than regular thread and holds up well to washing. You’ll find it at JoAnn or online. It’s a great project if you don’t want (or have the time) to think and measure too much. Hope this helps. Best, Kathrin

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