I’m not entirely sure that I like this garment. (The photo is bad. I broke the remote, and since then I have been have trouble taking decent photos of myself) I’m wearing the poncho right now and it’s nice and warm, but I haven’t made up my mind if I like the look of it or not yet.
The idea was to combine the rawness of the cut, unfinished slits with the delicateness of the embroidery, but I’m not sure that it worked out as I planned.
Should you like to do anything similar, you need fabric of some sort. I used thin wool that I felted ever so slightly in the washing machine, before I cut out two pieces, each 90×56 cm (35.5X22 in) and in turn cut rows of roughly 6cm (2in) slits into them.
I cut the slits freehand, but I folded the fabric and made a tiny 3 cm (1 in) mark in the scissors to make the work faster and easier.
Here are detailed tutorials for three types of insertion stitches, knotted insertion stitch, twisted insertion stitch and buttonhole insertion stitch.
The poncho is hemmed (the raw edges were just a bit too ugly) by hand with buttonhole stitch.
So what do you think? Ugly and unflattering or passable? Be honest, I can take it.