Monday, October 02, 2006

Kool Kimono Bits

I bought these fabrics in a textile/homewares-type shop in the country - they are vintage kimonos that have been cut into pieces *gasp*. Beyond quilting and patchworking, the small sample size of these delightful pieces could test the boundaries of your imagination/creativity. There's just not enough of each one!
Anyway, I don't think I'm quite at the patchworking stage of my life just yet...

Some questions: if they really are 'vintage', shouldn't they be deemed too precious to cut into small squares? And when does 'vintage' embody value and not just o.l.d.?

As much as it pains me to think that these beautiful handmade garments are being butchered, some of them are quite pretty to look at, aren't they?


Serenity Later said...

whoa! i know someone in the family who would be very very thrilled with this haul! what a wonderful find! will you keep us posted (via blogdom) on what these will be transformed into?!

kaluds said...

hey, these look familiar ... golly gosh, i'm resting up against some of that fabric right now!!!

i'm with serenity, please let us know the fate(s) of these Kool Kimono Bits ;-)

M's nemesis said...

Wowie! Those are some damn fine threads you have there Jfox- really beautiful!

I can't believe anyone would want take to old kimonos with a scissors either.

Oh well, I'm sure they'll find a better life in your possession! :)