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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.

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“A cotton-candy knockout, a strawberry sundae sweetheart, and a vanilla soft-serve misfit. We are the youth!” - YellowBella, Dusty

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'Magical Vista', Limited edition giclee print. Finest quality archival pigment inks on acid-free cotton fiber paper. Available in all sizes. Box mounting available. Purchase through www.LuAnnOstergaard.com.

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3D textiles design using woven cotton to create shape & texture - fabric manipulation; contemporary textile art // Hitomi Nagai

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Helen Richman combines her love for wildlife and embroidering in her work. Helen first draws her design onto tissue paper to tack it onto white felt, with the resultant tacking stitches becoming her guide. She then employs a hand embroidery technique called “silk shading” using stranded cotton threads. Each needle will have one strand and Helen will have up to 10 needles being used at the same time. She then builds up the texture and colour of the fur slowly, creating a few stitches at a…

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