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Mended sweaters. Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/home-resource-centre/

Mended sweaters. Gloucestershire Resource Centre http://www.grcltd.org/home-resource-centre/

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Patching Jeans with Lace - quick and easy way to dress up your jeans and keep them from tearing more - Tonya Staab

Patching Jeans with Lace - quick and easy way to dress up your jeans and keep them from tearing more - Tonya Staab

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Boro is the age old Japanese art of mending textiles and is literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth. As far back as the 17th century, peasants, merchants and artisans would patch up clothing and quilts using scraps of old kimonos or hemp fabric, making the garment last long enough to be

Boro is the age old Japanese art of mending textiles and is literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth. As far back as the 17th century, peasants, merchants and artisans would patch up clothing and quilts using scraps of old kimonos or hemp fabric, making the garment last long enough to be

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Detail Japanese Boro coat..  Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. Never intented to be viewed as a thing of beauty they just are amazingly beautiful, patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.

Detail Japanese Boro coat.. Boro textiles were made in the late 19th and early 20th century by impoverished Japanese people from reused indigo-dyed cotton rags. Never intented to be viewed as a thing of beauty they just are amazingly beautiful, patched and sewn piece-by-piece, handed down from generation to generation they became objects of desire because of their beauty , history and soul.

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The scarf of a gentleman!  I made scarves for several of my friends---but had no idea what to make for the guys,,,,this gives me an idea!

The scarf of a gentleman! I made scarves for several of my friends---but had no idea what to make for the guys,,,,this gives me an idea!

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Could make these with wrapping paper? Would be good homemade gift tag
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Tweed inspired darn on merino wool sweater - make repairs into a design feature!
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