Wabi-sabi is a philosophy rooted in appreciating the beauty of imperfections, and the acknowledgement of three realities; that nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. This sentiment has recently sparked interest and enthusiasm within the crafting and interior design world for good reason – with sustainability a hot topic, it’s plain to see why the make do and mend mentality is experiencing a resurgence.
This philosophy has now transformed into an aesthetic of natural materials, muted colour palettes and gnarled surfaces, with patterned stitches and gold fillings to emphasise and celebrate a humble attitude towards adapting to age and change.
Here are some simple craft projects that you can complete to add a bit (or a lot!) of Wabi-sabi into your life and home.