When we first think of patches it might be to patch up something old and worn. Using patches in home decor and accessories projects brings a splash of color and style to an otherwise ordinary project.
Patchwork can also be used in garments with gorgeous results. Take a look at this traditional Korean jeogori and it’s beautiful use of patchwork.
Many cultures use patchwork for blankets and clothing. Here is an example of world famous Seminole Indians use of patchwork in their garments.
This is a contemporary (1960′s) example of Seminole patchwork from the Deborah Garner Collection. A beautiful skirt like this might be used in ceremonial events. The history of and the intricate work that goes into these garments is worth investigating further.
Here is a You-Tube video detailing more on the Seminole garments.
For Free Stuff Friday we’re giving away to one lucky reader the book Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki. It’s a fun book with over 30 simple projects that utilize patchwork in all it’s fun spirited style.
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