Evidence of patchwork (putting smaller pieces together to create new ones) was found throughout history. The earliest examples have been located in Egyptian tombs and also in China about 5000 years ago. Further finds date from the early Middle Ages, where layers of (quilted) fabric were used for all kind of products, from clothes to hometextiles and so the practice of embellishing a simple cloth with patterns and embroidery developed. Today, creating new styles by means of patchwork appeals to many designers because of various reasons, the most important, I think, being the aspect of recycling it incorporates. Besides that ‘patchwork’ for me also has to do with combining different styles/patterns to create new styles.