Kaylene Maalste – S
S for Save
Inspiration: Japanese BoroBoro means something tattered or mended the “boro” style was favored by nineteenth and early twentieth-century rural Japanese. When a kimono or sleeping futon cover started to run thin in a certain area, Japanese women patched it with a small piece of scrap fabric using sashiko stitching. This concept of “Saving” an item for further use is the inspiration for my quilt and the letter “S”.
Using the inspiration from the Japanese “Boro”, I hand stitched patches of commercial Japanese fabric to a base using sashiko stitches and thread. In some areas the patches are three pieces of fabric in depth. This top is sandwiched between a thin batting and back piece. It was not my intent to be a purist with the sashiko stitches, but to maintain a “primitive” look and feel to the quilt.
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