You may have seen her blog on the side bar.
These images adorn my desktop.
Mandy Pattullo has a sensitive eye for old textiles
and does not shy away
from old, worn and patched.
She uses these forgotten shreds as a base for stitching.
Wear and tear is not a flaw.
it's a story.
Does that philosophy extend to faces?
Sometimes she will unpick old quilts
to their original elements to discover
new beauty inside.
Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth
may be one of the leaders in contemporary boro,
the art and appreciation of make, do and mend.
She has a Whispering Cloth series
of on line classes that are very tempting.
and it's an aesthetic growing more and more in our world too.
Hide your wallet and tape up the clicking finger
if you travel to each little world to find out more.
Because Sri Threads sells antique Japanese cloth,
and has a sale every Wednesday online.
but one of contrasts and patchwork;
now a little joy, then sorrow,
then a generous or brave action"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Giles is handmade from 19th century garments
and bits of antique quilts and blankets.
of western style boro.
Ann's blog is beautiful,
generously showing work in progress.