To increase warmth and to recycle whatever fabrics they possessed, northern farmers’ wives and daughters developed sashiko. Textile fragments were patched together with a running stitch of heavy double cotton thread. The stitching itself helped to strengthen the fabric, multiple layers increased their warmth.Sashiko was produced almost exclusively in homes for the family’s personal use. ... in the twentieth century the style of stitching became more decorative.
Recycled T-shirt Carpet. i am always making rag rugs. I just tie the pieces together and the knots dont really matter. always take a ball of torn rags in the car and work on the rug when i am a passenger. - DIY Home Project
small bag / pouch in vintage japanese kasuri cottons, entirely hand sewn and hand quilted, inspired by sashiko and kantha, Banjara tribal pouches... the Inside lining is in yukata (summer kimono) cotton the inner filling is 100 % cotton i have sewn two small linen loops and a black lace (which is removable) to wear the pouch like a messenger bag it closes with a beautiful antique Rajasthani pearl / pendant, in silver. size : 20 cm x 20 cm lace : approx. 120 cm in case of multiple...
This is typical of a Japanese domestic, utilitarian textile known as boro. It is unclear how this would have been used. However, it was likely once part of a garment such as a kimono. Such high quality cotton was never thrown away and always reused around the home.