Zero-Waste Patchwork

© Andrea Liu

Zero-Waste Patchwork is a collection of exaggerated mending.  Each piece is hand stitched with white cotton thread and made from only leftover scraps of my salmon leather.  Inspired by Japanese boro textiles, my work embraces the Japanese belief of "mottainai", which means "taking good care of things with respect, making it last long, not wasting and re-appreciating." 


(Definition found in the magazine Selvedge: the fabric of your life, Issue 81 Japan Blue.)

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