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Darning repair by Darn & Dusted

Darning is a sewing technique for repairing worn-out areas in fabric. Instead of patching over a hole, darning “weaves” in new material.

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EWESPECIAL: Boro--The Art of Mending!

When the kids were small, I would be mending small holes on torn jeans, socks, shirts, etc. just to save money.

The Aesthetics of Mending. Frugalists take note!

The Aesthetics of Mending.

This is a marvelous, very heavily patched and mended boro work kimono, sometimes referred to as a nagagi.  What makes this a superlative coat is its age, the quality of the indigo dyed cottons (the yarns are hand spun and all the cloth is hand woven),  its broad, thick stitching, and the inclusion of some very interesting resist dyed cottons and some fantastic, old plaids.  The wear and the fading also contribute to the unconventional beauty of this coat; its soulfulness is the messenger of…

This is a marvelous, very heavily patched and mended boro work kimono, sometimes referred to as a nagagi

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