Patchwork of silks into a stole
Spoken for
बेकार से आकार बना है।
Nothing to something

Waste is not waste when I visualise a form in it. It is only waste till it is departed from its context. When i see the fabric emerging from the waste shreds, i am face to face with its inherent alchemy. This is an opportunity that gives me purpose to resolve a problem that nags me. My way of reducing textile waste is by re-purposing it to longevity.

When longevity is given a spark of creativity that a buyer values, then the textile doesn't make it to the waste hills so callously. That delay, when a buyer brings care to the process and thinks many times before discarding any textile, is the inspiration for all the patchworks that i work on.

To stitch a patchwork from shreds of fabric, we first segregate them by colour. Then within that colour, we segregate by texture and nature of the textile. Once silks, cottons or others are in visible bundles, groups start to appear. When groups are visible, they evoke unanimous action. That action is of coming together as a single unit with another family of colour that represents the contrast.

Here, in this stole, silks in shades of blue grouped together so that purple could be set as contrast. Is there some method to this selection? Why we pick one fabric and not the other? Why one tone of blue is set next to that another shade of blue? Why purple? Why black? Why these blues at all? If these good wonders appear in your head when you see these patchwork, then we are talking from the space of my creative zone of Design. Else it is just one shred after another, stitched with a repeated monotony.

The method to this madness is there. Visibly there.

Buyer Empowerments

Mulberry based silk not produced by Mora. Sourced from spaces that reject smaller shreds of fabrics as waste.
One of a kind wearable textile. Up-cycling, Re-purpose, Shreds to fabric. Waste to Art through Craft of stitching. Magic of the dupatta is in its essence of nothing to something.
Weather/ Mood
Moderate temperature range- not peak summers, not peak winters.
Not fragile
Dry Clean only; Needs “Airing” in shadow, not direct sun
Ready to wear
Commercially reared mulberry silk, mill spun into yarn.
Created livelihood opportunities for stitching patchworks. Mora Textile waste re-purposed instead of being thrown into waste hills. Following least-waste workshop model.
Formal, Elegant, Festive
Fabric shreds management by Madhu Mittal, Punjab.
Stitched by Gurmel Singh, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Beadwork: Mamta, Jalalabad, Punjab.
Imperfections in the weaves reflect handmade
Irregularity in the dyes reflect natural process
Innocent spots in the textiles reflect being homemade
A work of nature cannot be sterile and error-free
A choice to still buy what we make is a step
Towards supporting original culture
Of people
Of nature
Of craft

A celebration of humanness.
Mora Collective 2024
designed by: MIDTOAN