Tuesday, April 11, 2006
this is what i've been working on today -- these are black camisoles with "rock" stitching. pretty, huh?
and here you can see a close-up of the stitches.
i love sewing these shirts, no matter what "sweatshop" comments i may make from time to time. mine is a very luxurious non-sweatshop, with all the tea i can drink, bathroom breaks whenever i need them, access to online radio streaming, and a dog to walk, should my legs need a stretch.
i'm proud of my mastery of the sewing machine (despite the fact that i still don't really know how to sew anything useful, like curtains, say, or clothes). i can thread that thing so fast, wind a bobbin at the speed of light...i can even take it all apart, clean and oil it, and put it all back together in five minutes.
and the actual sewing, when i'm on a roll and not sewing the fabric to itself or letting the bottom thread run out or spilling something on the shirt, etc, is very meditative. maybe it demonstrates a lack of creativity, but i love semi-mindless, repetitive work like this. and at the same time, it is aesthetically pleasing, and quasi-artistic!