Sunday, October 05, 2008

Re-using Fabric

The Vasterbottens Museum here in Umea has a beautiful collection of textiles, from early linen dresses and recycled patchwork to Sami hats and reindeer reins. So many contemporary patchworkers are using new fabrics, so it was interesting to see the bumpy imperfections of sewing together fabrics of different weaves and thicknesses, which are also apparent in the Html Patchwork.

The Sami used every scrap of fabric - here the trimmed hems of clothing are used to make beautiful decorative harnesses for reindeer.

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