Decorative Mending 2

This is a follow-on from last week’s post, which celebrated the kind of mending which is necessary, but which can be decorative too, in the tradition of Japanese ‘Boro’ (click here to see that post). This is a much-loved dressing-gown, which I found many moons ago in T.K. Maxx (a store which offers ‘top brands’ at discounted prices). Frequently, there is just a single item … Continue reading Decorative Mending 2

Decorative mending 1

Photos of ‘boro’ the Japanese art of decorative mending are so engaging. The idea of patching an old garment with additional pieces of cloth – using stitches that are meant to be seen – are bound to appeal to a patchworker like myself (who also likes embroidery).  Just look at these, which come from an excellent blog post by FerugiStar in which it is explained … Continue reading Decorative mending 1