By: Margit Reichelt-Jordan
The true beginning of patchwork and fabric art as we know it today was in Asia. Appliqué on fabric and skin (leather) was known to the ancient Egyptians. They designed attractive and warm robes for the dead on their long journey. In the same book it days, that weaving was introduced by Asians to Egypt. And. As is well known, the crusaders brought quilted and pieced fashion to Europe, where it was – depending on the climate of the certain country – either used to keep you warm or as decoration – or both.