Working in the style of Japanese Boro mending with upcycled patches, I created a large visible mend that becomes the focal point of this thrifted denim shirt, thereby highlighting its age, worn nature, and renewal rather than tossing it aside for a new one. The patches are set and reinforced by a Japanese Sashiko stitch known as Jujuzashi.

  • Project Type Embroidery
  • Techniques Boro mending with sashiko stitches
  • Design My own
  • Date August 2014