Old clothes that we throw away take up precious space in landfill sites, which is filling up rapidly.
Well, I decided that my wardrobe (and my kids) will not end in the garbage before it is absolutely unusable (not just unwereable).
So, I decided to take action and mend their clothes. Being an artist means I know things and have recources. This includes sewong machine, fabric paint and silk screening kit. And, of course, a good idea.
I took some cool graphics, like sceleton, (I knew they woul like), made a screen out of a wooden frame and old curtain. I covered the screen with photo emulsion I had from some previous silkscreening experimets, and hoped it would still work after being stored for few years in the basement. It worked, and I was happy.
So I took the ripped jeans (I know ripped jeans are cool, but with my kids it means today it is 1 inch tear, tomorrow 2 inch,... until they are ripped in half). I mended them with sewing machine, adding layer of coton underneath and it looked like this:
And here is the result:
My kid is happy, he has unique, very cool pair of jeans, I am happy, my kids finnaly appreciate me being the artist ;) and the enviroment is happy too :)