Jessica Carrubba

Patched explores the creative re-purposing of varoius textile scraps.
Modern hand-patchwork methods inspired by traditional Boro techniques help to reduce landfill. Boro meaning tattered or repaired, this technique involves reworking old materials so that they have longer lives. Patched portrays the importance of recycling waste to preserve the natural world.

Decorative embroidery methods being explored on polyester and viscose scraps.

Trying out small Sashiko inspired cross stitches.
Laying out the indigo coloured fabric scraps before hand patching them together using the straight stitch method.
The final piece.
A close up of some small decorative stitching and hand distressing.