Browsing the web today I came across some of the most beautiful artworks I have ever seen -Japanese Boro textiles. I can't believe I've never seen/heard of them before. Dating from the early to mid 1900s they are evidence of the resourceful nature of rural Japanese who, through economic necessity, had to continually mend items of everyday existence such as futon covers and work clothes to prolong their usable lives. The side-effect of this labour are stunning collages of cloth.
You can view more more boro textiles here
When I wasn't loosing myself in the vortex that is the internet I was creating a few more ruffle insert skirts.