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❤ =^..^= ❤     Scrap Buster!  Sew leftovers together "as is" | Add sashiko stitching to unite the whole

Sew leftovers together "as is"

sashiko  The potential of this technique to add layers and layers of color and depth to art quilting could be incredible.

Closeup of traditional Sashiko stitching: running stitch sewing layers of traditional indigo cotton cloth in Tokyo. Blue and White Shop in Tokyo.

Antique Indigo Patched Boro Cloth // Lovingly pinned by The Rainbow Farmer https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRainbowFarmer

Antique Indigo Patched Boro Cloth SOLD

An exceptional indigo patched Boro textile cloth from old Japan, when many poor farming families recycled generations of worn out indigo cloth into patchworks of great soulful beauty, only appreciated today as works-of-art.

You know those wrap carrying cases for knitting needles? We could totally make those easily.

Simply beautiful Japanese fabrics decorated by Sashiko tecnique

two pairs of beautifully sashiko stitched akutogake or heel guards. These small, hand decorated cotton pieces are used to cover the back of the heel of the foot, for protection while working, walking or foraging for food.

Mottainai is a Japanese expression of regret concerning waste...wasted resources, wasted talent, wasted time. This is Sashiko white stitching on blue fabric, historically used like layered quilting on saved fabric, to make cleaning rags, comforters, winter clothing.

~ mottainai is a japanese expression of regret concerning waste.wasted resources, wasted talent, wasted time - what a great concept ~

Lovingly worn sashiko /  Sashiko was the Japanese tradition for quilting

Lovingly worn sashiko / Sashiko was the Japanese tradition for quilting

Three Easy Ways to Mend Fabric, Inspired by Japanese Textiles – Design*Sponge

Fantastic article showing three ways of using fabric and simple stitches to visibly mend fabric