The Importance of Patchwork: Piecing it All Together

Posted by Laura Howe on


Ah, patchwork. Eye-catching, mesmerizing, and symbolic. You know it, you love it. At Matrushka Construction, we do too.

Patchwork is the careful piecing together of often contrasting bits of fabric to create a larger design. Like many things of this nature, the sum frequently turns out to be greater than its many parts. A versatile style that’s been perfected around the globe since ancient times, the form now basks in the attention it rightly deserves. And Matrushka puts it in the spotlight.

Matrushka 2013 Collection

Matrushka Patchwork

Patchwork (also known as pieced work) is sewn into designs ranging from elaborate and eccentric to meticulous, geometric masterpieces. As a wonderful avenue for recycling fabric remnants, it’s also a great way to show your love for the world around you all while you strut your stuff with pride.

Perhaps once associated with the comforts of grandmotherly quilt art, patchwork is also a highly wearable and expressive look that naturally commands a lot of attention. Besides, what other textile design at once represents a singular statement of individuality, while simultaneously bringing to mind the oneness that stitches us all together? When you can’t decide what to wear, definitely think patchwork. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving, with a rich history eager to start up many conversations.

Some of the oldest examples of patchwork motifs have been discovered from Ancient Egypt and China. Many traditions across time and borders have utilized patchwork to impart wisdom and inspiration through storytelling. During the Great Depression in the United States, people conserved bits of old fabric and fashioned them together to wear and to keep warm. The resulting art form, passed down from countless generations, incorporates patchwork in to everything from folk art to home decoration to trending runway styles.

In a way, you could say that Matrushka Construction is a metaphoric patchwork of all the best in L.A…fashion, art and beyond. Our versatile collection includes a little something special for one and all, with a fierce commitment to sustainable practices. We are 100% women-owned and operated, and we extend good vibes to all our customers. Come on by the shop or the online boutique and see what everyone’s buzzing about!

← Older Post Newer Post →