Lizz Hill

Hand Embroidery: Troubled Waters Converse

As it turns out, you can only frame and hang so many embroidery pieces in your apartment before you start to look like a crazy spinster so I’m trying to find other items to embroider that are more wearable. I was in need of a new pair of converse so decided to try embroidering on them. Five Aleves and a sprained thumb later and I have a great new pair of custom converse. 

I wanted to make a pair that were friends (rather than twins) and wanted to do something that felt like old-school, Sailor Jerry tattoos. I recently had some ring models 3D printed and cast in brass, through Shapeways, that I call my Troubled Waters Ring Trio and felt the theme would translate well on my sneakers. 

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