More clothing repair while travelling

Travelling and clothing repair

If you are reading this, you may know that I have joined the transient tourist community recently. Whilst I am having a ball, the three changes of clothes (plus pyjamas) I brought along for the ride are not.

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Things fall off them from time to time.

Being able to repair the items I use everyday when they break along the way has been crucial for mental wellness.

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Most of the time, the repaired section is hardly noticeable. Is repairing things common for other people? I have always assumed it was somewhat of a universal skill, but I can’t be sure.

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If not, it is something I highly recommend learning. There is a secret confidence gained from being able to take care of your possessions. Attaching things, restoring hems, halting frays…when these things need fixing, I don’t feel helpless. Annoyed perhaps, but not helpless.

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And you can choose your own adventure! My onesie could be more roomy in the back. No worries! I’m lowering the velcro pieces, and adding a bit of crochet to give myself space.

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In case you’re wondering why I would go to that much effort for a silly adult-sized onesie….

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It’s a pretty great onesie.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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4 Responses to More clothing repair while travelling

  1. That onesie totally puts your man miles ahead of the pack!

  2. Pingback: Staying in Dos Hermanas near Seville | kellymariemcewan

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