How to update the clothes in the art patches boro: The second life of old things

Japanese technique boro than one hundred years, but now it has become especially popular. How to sew a patch, not only to save a thing, but also make it fashionable?

In Each of us has a favorite pair of jeans, a sundress, a skirt or other clothing which are worn, defective and in need of repair. Conventional patch set is not desirable, the seam in a prominent place looks much, but the thing to throw a pity. Let's try to turn disadvantages into advantages and carry out repairs on their hands in the Japanese technique of "boro"


Boro, present Japanese art, has a history of several hundred years, and translates literally as "fragments", "rags". such clothes of scraps and patchessewed Japanese peasants and artisans. After all, cotton and silk fabrics were very expensive. Served basis garment Hemp hemp, which is then sewn pieces of fabric, quilted cotton thread. For stitches used different techniques and designs.


Not gone unnoticed and Japanese accessories. The usual bag of hemp could become a work of art that is passed on to future generations. Modern seamstress sew things like that, repeating the ancient art techniques, especially denim. Indigo was one of the most accessible natural dye in Japan, so a faded blue color looks very modern.


Not necessarily use only denim scraps and other blue trim. From multi-colored pieces takzhe received an unusual covering, similar to the "chaotic" patchwork. A good combination is beige, cream, brown, linen shades. The shape and size of the pieces do not matter, the main thing - fantasy author and confident stitches.


Japanese folk arts and crafts inspired designers to create fashion items. Of the rectangle, and geometric shapes sewn unusual scarves. Things in the technique of boro, are expensive because they require a careful selection of materials and the long hours of manual work. The biggest challenge for fashionistas - skillfully combine them with everyday clothing style.


Sewn onto the base flaps are an excellent backdrop for embroidery. Very Graphical drawing contrasting thread, the color of one of the most striking pieces of fabric. Wallpaper combinewith embroidered subject: it can be silhouettes of trees, plants and flowers.


Get creative with small canvases. The width of the jeans is enough to sew a purse or makeup bag, original cover for notebook. Make a pattern basic, apply a pre-layout, fix patches sewing pins, baste. Draw a pencil or tailor's chalk line guides, start embroidery. We are confident that the creation will receive a unique and very beautiful!

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