Monday, October 02, 2006

unexpected glamour: weather-wrecked signs and moth-eaten sweaters

Delicately and intentionally scuffed furniture is one thing. True dilapidation is another. I tend to be on the side of real dilapidation. It always looks better.

This moth-eaten sweater project takes worn-out sweaters and stays their unravelling, while kind of "gilding" or preserving the worn look with silk thread. Loving it. (I myself might do white edging on a camel-colored sweater, and experiment with exaggerating the edging a bit. Though these dainty magenta "eyelets" are very sweet as well.) A clever idea by Jennifer Kabat, featured in Supernaturale's new book, Craftivity. Thanks to Grace for the great link.

[Faded sign images courtesy of the absorbing Flickr group "faded signs..."]



Anonymous jen said...

those photos are haunting yet utterly appealing at the same time – love them…

10:33 AM  
Blogger MelPhoto said...

I absolutely love the colors and "vintage" look of the furniture restoration sign and building!

2:58 PM  

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