I met Jeniffer from @byquilly through Instagram quite a while ago.
We had many things in common and started to talk about our creations and old materials.
Recently I purchased a hat from Jennifer and started to play with it.
My BORO stitch cloth worked beautifully with this hat.
I started to design my Autumn/Winter collection based on this hat.
It has a Japanese feel to it. I have been working on this BORO stitch for nearly 2 years now.
Memory of my grandma.
BORO indicates "POOR" in Japan. Old damaged clothes are patched and stitched back together.
I hated to wear any BORO stitched clothes my grandma repaired when I was a kid.
There are not many BORO things in Japan these days. People just replace it with something new.
Based on this BORO hat, I am making a collection for this AUTUMN/WINTER.
This is one of my pieces from this week.
I often get excited with the way that ideas and creations can be mixed with others and my journey is always evolving and changing into something new.