|running stitch then combination wrap stitch|
One of my favorite garments is a kimono made out of a 7 ounce denim - not as sturdy as indigo, I expect, but it was the closest I could come to indigo at the time I made it. I have now discovered sources online, like especially Shibori Girl.
As denim does, this one is beginning to show wear at the edges. First it fades to white, then it begins to fray. And without my taking note, the entire garment has become a softer blue, a softer textile, a softer item to wear.
Today I am adding some stitch to the edge to provide a buffer from normal wear. It's a stitch I made up, but it is probably not original with me.
I started with a running stitch all along the edge. Next I anchored a thread at one end and began to wrap the running stitch on both sides - moving from a stitch on the front to a stitch on the back.
|Looking a little faded. I like it.|
To me the resulting stitch looks like bird tracks. I'll call it the bird track stitch for now.