The History of Patchwork

A History of Patchwork

Posted: 7th October 2016 in

Our high-quality leather range is always expanding, and with the release of our Cowhide patchwork cushions, we have decided to delve into the history behind patchwork.  

Our new cushion range uses patchwork as a front for the upholstery, with a beautiful real leather finish on the back. Manufactured from premium hide, the patchwork tiles have been sewn together for a unique and eye-catching look that will bring individuality to your living room.

At Hidepark, we understand that patchwork is by no means a new concept. Let’s look into the history of patchwork and how it came to be.

Patchwork Leather Pillow

What is the history behind patchwork?

Patchwork has long been used as a technique with leather crafting, both as a method for creating larger leather pieces and also as a finishing for leather products.

Patchwork dates back around 5,000 years to early age China and Egyptian tombs. Most often used to make quilts, the patchwork technique can also be used to make bags, wall-hangings and other items of clothing.

Patchwork quilts have become a popular piece of global history, being found in all cultures across the world. Once considered a sign of poverty, patchwork pieces are now treasured heirlooms.

In the 18th Century, patchwork flourished after technological improvements in the textile manufacturing industry, which saw people use printed cotton fabrics.

Patchwork became street fashion in the 1960s and has continued into today – presenting itself in a variety of forms across high street retailers. The innovative patterns it can generate make it a perfect staple piece both in fashion and in your home.

Patchwork is mainly found in two forms: block and strips. Pieces of square material make up Patchwork blocks, which are assembled in a multitude of patterns and sewn together in rows to make a bigger composition.

Strip patchwork involves piecing together longer strips of the fabric side-by-side to give a pleasing aesthetic.

Sourcing the best leather at Hidepark

Leather jackets for men and women

At Hidepark, we use the finest, genuine leather for the manufacture of our products. All the garments in our range have been crafted specifically for us. Therefore, you know when you purchase through Hidepark, you are purchasing the best.

Our process is incredibly important to us. We control the quality, design and costings of all of our products and are the only internet site selling a comprehensive range of our own branded leather clothing.

Alongside our Cowhide patchwork pillows, we have a wide range of leather jackets and more to suit any style and taste. Not only do we stock leather jackets for men and leather jackets for women, but we also have a delightful selection of leather bags

Shop quality leather and more today

Explore the ever-expanding range at Hidepark. From high-quality leather to tweed jackets and more, you can find it on our website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or read our FAQs for more information.

You can also find out more about the history of leather here.