...is the name of an exhibit at the Þjóðminjasafn Íslands...Iceland's National Museum in Reykjavik. I actually like the Icelandic name of this exhibit, "Stoppað Í Fat" that translates to "A Stitched Bowl".
I saw this exhibit in Iceland, while I was there for ten days. I just got back yesterday. Here is the premise of the exhibit.
I have been taking a class from Jude Hill of "Spirit Cloth", Contemporary Woven Boro. The premise of this is the same as the exhibit in Iceland...Make Do and Mend. The word Boro is Japanese for mended and patched textiles...here is a web site "Siri Threads" that explains Japanese Boro.
As a young girl in Icelandic school,I learned not only knitting, crocheting and embroidering, but, also mending. Mittens, the heel and toe of knitted socks, and elbows and button holes of sweater, had to be tended to on a regular basis.
Now we come to the mended bowl...and other household items that were mended and polished.
There is an exhibit at the The Textile Museum in Washington, DC called "Second Lives: the Age-Old Art of Recycling Textiles", one I am sure is worth seeing, if you live in the area. You can read more about this exhibit in the on line magazine "HandEye".
Click on photos for a closer look.
Do you use recycled items in your art? Have you mended and patched?