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Drawing with stitch - surface pattern design with decorative embroidery - line, pattern repetition // Junko Oki

Wonderful old piece with dense and more-dense stitching; from a roundup of sashiko photos by Srithreads!

thestylishgypsy: Sashiko Stitching thestylishgypsy: Sashiko Stitching (Source: pearl-nautilus, via angelarecada)

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 ~

Mottainai: The Fabric of Life at the Portland Japanese Garden 4-27 November | SRI Threads

Lovingly worn sashiko / Sashiko was the Japanese tradition for quilting

Harue Nishikawa   "Blue Reflection 2" handwoven Japanese sash by cocoon_oharu, via Flickr

Harue Nishikawa "Blue Reflection handwoven Japanese sash by cocoon_oharu

Art Comes First: Inspirations

Boro textiles were made in the late and early century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. Never intented to be viewed as a thing

Japanese Vintage Textile Cotton Boro Futonji Indigo #Beachwood blue

Boro futonji whose ground cloth as well as mending patches are mostly hand-spun and vegetable dyed cotton. The ground cloth is natural indigo dyed katazome (stencil-dyeing).