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Sashiko and shirobi quilt

wabi sabi Quilting with stitches and multiple layers of fabric without any wadding/batting.

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 ~

Tecidos/Fabrics

textile art fabric tips and technique wabi sabi Quilting with stitches and multiple layers of fabric without any wadding/batting.

Boro & Sashiko, from the "Mottainai: The Fabric of Life" exhibit  at the Portland Japanese Garden, 2011. Srithreads

Boro & Sashiko, from the "Mottainai: The Fabric of Life" exhibit at the Portland Japanese Garden, Srithreads

asagi (pale blue) cotton sleeves which are densely sashiko stitched and so worn that the stitches seem embedded in the fibers of the cloth.

asagi (pale blue) cotton sleeves which are densely sashiko stitched and so worn that the stitches seem embedded in the fibers of the cloth.

boro futon cover - detail

Boro futon cover “elaborately mended” courtesy of Sri Threads Beautiful, isn’t it? The base cloth is hand spun, hand loomed cotton and some of the patches are commercially produced cotton pieces, which tells us the cloth that comprises the futon cover h

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