Textile Fragment, Peru, south coast, 15th-16th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, online collection.

textile from, peru, south coast, century. metropolitan museum of art, online collection.

This is typical of a Japanese domestic, utilitarian textile known as boro. It is unclear how this would have been used. However, it was likely once part of a garment such as a kimono. Such high quality cotton was never thrown away and always reused around the home.

This is typical of a Japanese domestic, utilitarian textile known as boro. It is unclear how this would have been used. However, it was likely once part of a garment such as a kimono.

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Bookmarks - Laura Knosp - Would love to make these as presents but not sure I know too many recipients!

Free Sashiko Patterns - Patterns for Sashiko Embroidery and Quilting

Try Japanese Embroidery with 8 Free Sashiko Patterns

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Hand stitching on Ruffled Tied Wrap from Alabama Chanin New Collection, I am inspired by this technique because it makes a piece of fabric more interesting to look at. This is because the ruffles created make it as well as creating a bolder sample.

What a cute way to mend a tear in kids' clothing. (I know, it's artsy, but it's still practical.)

What a cute way to mend a tear in kids' clothing. (I know, it's artsy, but it's still practical.

Japanese vintage indigo boro sashiko stitched wallet purse pouch

Japanese vintage indigo boro sashiko stitched wallet purse pouch - I love this too!

Creative Stitch Alchemy: Journey - a free mini-course

Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Journal: Unfolding – The Story Ends

In this week's session of the Creative Stitch Alchemy Mini-Course Mini-Course which has the theme "Unfolding" we're stitching the last page of the mini-journal.

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