I simply love the faded, pale, dusty colours of used, washed-out and second-hand textiles. Doesn´t always matter if some of them have marks, spots and stains and maybe even a hole or a patch. I don´t go for the perfect – but for materials with "soul".
For instance this piece of patchwork is made out of my worn milkboy-striped painter´s jacket, an old table cloth and some tea towels. I like to recycle ideas, materials and stuff. And whenever a new spot or hole appears, I just sew a new patch on top of it, or maybe I chose to add an embrodery of some kind to cover it. In that way a lot of my pieces and clothes could be called "work-in- progress" as they are participating in an ongoing wearing down/ building up process.