John Bergermend

And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos by the great John Berger is among the best book titles of all time. So I thought I should embroider it. Which I did along the convenient lines of this t-shirt I'd painted in. Instead of covering the paint, as in other mends, I outlined it and sewed the words in an arty handwriting font copied from a 1934 book called How To Draw. Cannot lie, I like this one. 

Techniques and Materials

Embroidery floss, two and three strand

Satin stitch

Running stitch/fake sashiko

1934 How To Draw book




Collections: Mends, Visible Mends, Visible Mends

Type: mend

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