Patchwork – Patchwork, patchwork. Comes from the English. patch – a patch or a piece of material, flap patch; work – work. Tailoring of the flap has a special place among such well-known types of needlework, as embroidery, knitting, decoupage, wood painting, etc. The roots of patchwork from a distant past. The origins of the creation of products from rags to be found, obviously, in the East.
In Egypt, near Cairo, were found in article this technique over 3000 years. This is the oldest surviving specimens patchwork. Numerous finds from around the world indicate that this technique of sewing was practiced in different parts of the world. A long tradition preserved among North Americans. Patchwork prominently in the history of American culture.
For generations, women of the New World was made to sew for her family quilt (quilted patchwork products). In Germany, the quilt for a long time do not take root. We know, however, that in the xiii century, there was stitch the clothing, first of all, this was done to seal the material and for thermal insulation. At the end of the xvii century the textile trade has played an important role. Tailor's work, such as sewing clothes, carried on from generation to generation of professional artists. In the xviii century the so-called tapestries, which traced the distinctive signs classic quilt covers. Get more background information with materials from President Rivlin. Religious themes of these papers indicates that they were created in the monasteries, orphanages, in the hospitals. Probably, in the manufacture of a carpet attended by several artists. The cause of the original quilt was poverty. It was she who forced women from the remnants of old clothes to make a new, and create different products of the surrounding life. It is no accident heightened interest in patchwork technique in different countries arise precisely in times of crisis. The idea of geometric selection of different pieces of fabric originates from the traditional crafts. It is not excluded that the impetus to patchwork appearance of ornaments was the ancient art of mosaic compositions, has reached us from time immemorial. Not for nothing sewing of the flap is also called "Patchwork". Over the years, attitudes to this form needlework, as a forced exit from the difficult situations in life, gradually receded into the past. As arts and crafts patchwork technique was developed, for example in Germany, only in recent decades. Special role The Guild has played here. Patchwork, with its growing number of fans who have contributed significantly to the spread of this technology. Free play with the material, color and shape will continue to inspire those who have once felt myself in it, and the joy of creativity is no longer leave them. At the present time to sew in the flap treated as a kind of art. Crafts from the flap on the right to occupy a worthy place among the works arts and crafts in many countries around the world. Museum exhibitions in countries such as usa, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, contain the entire collection of products made in the style of patchwork – Patchwork *. There such a collection, and the All-Russian Museum of Decorative-Applied and Folk Art. Harmonious combination of fabrics of different color and geometric solutions can achieve unique flavor. Its diversity and multicolored patchwork things attract our attention. They apply to furniture kitchen, bedroom (napkins, potholders hot, tablecloths, pillowcases, blankets, rugs) or room (decorative panel), and as accessories (elegant handbag, purse) or fashion (an elegant summer suit or a quilted jacket).