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Mended socks at the Museo Guatelli - Ettore Guatelli collected over 60,000 artifacts of daily life, masterfully arranged in a beautiful old farming estate. EG said, “These are humble things, sure, but some of them are incredibly ingenious, poetic in their humility, and loveable. That makes you want to understand who was there, and what was behind these objects. It makes you want to know in what way and under what circumstances these items were used”. Italy

Ettore Guatelli Museum

Drawstring trousers from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The embroidery and beadwork is on Yoruba Ashoke strip woven textiles | © Tim Hamill

Drawstring trousers from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The embroidery and beadwork is on Yoruba Ashoke strip woven textiles

Tabi are traditional Japanese socks that are separated between the big toe  and other toes.    The body of these tabi is made of thick indigo dyed cotton. The tops of  each shoe are densely sashiko stitched with indigo threads, and there are  reinforcements to the areas surrounding the large toe and the heel. There  is also a wonderful, subtle sashiko stitching detail of vertical stripes  that surrounds each heel. The sole of each tabi is woven from a thick bast  fiber cord.   Both shoes are…

Antique Japanese Indigo Tabi with Dense Sashiko Stitching Reinforcement

Tabi are traditional Japanese socks that are separated between the big toe and other toes. The body of these tabi is made of thick indigo dyed cotton. The tops of each shoe are densely sashiko stitched with indigo threads, and there are reinforcements to the areas surrounding the large toe and the heel. There is also a wonderful, subtle sashiko stitching detail of vertical stripes that surrounds each heel. The sole of each tabi is woven from a thick bast fiber cord. Both shoes are…

Quoi Alexander, Central Saint Martins UAL, one of the 11 selected for Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase at London Fashion Week

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Quoi Alexander, Central Saint Martins UAL, one of the 11 selected for Fashion Scout Graduate Showcase at London Fashion Week. The use of scale and colour ing this weaving technique draws the eye around the body and distorts the figure.

Kapital - pieced scarf

The craft in Kapital

Japanese Kapital patchwork jeans / hippy style / call it what you want!  :)

Japanese Kapital patchwork jeans / hippy style / call it what you want!

HANTEN & HAPPI COATS Japanese Edo Sashiko Tsutsugaki

HANTEN & HAPPI COATS Japanese Edo Sashiko Tsutsugaki