The curse of the internet--that you go from one thing to another, often losing your original destination--is also its gift. I was looking on-line for something (what it was, I do not remember) when I came upon this gift: Japanese boro fabric from Sri textiles.
Even though I don't sew or knit or anything, I love textiles. And the side of me that loves frugality, making do, and making something from nothing loves these boro textiles: patched textiles.
Like American patchwork quilts, these involve the transformation of necessity into beauty.
Check it out. Many people I know would be horrified by these, I'm sure. Do you like them?
This is my favorite: love the title intricate mendings. Of course, there is a bit of a paradox here: it costs almost $300.00.
I'm going to hunt down this book, if possible.