Stitching memories together

Fabricate founder Anita Varma (top) gives old fabrics new life, by turning them into things such as bags (above) and cushion covers (left).
Fabricate founder Anita Varma (above) gives old fabrics new life, by turning them into things such as bags and cushion covers.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG
Fabricate founder Anita Varma (top) gives old fabrics new life, by turning them into things such as bags (above) and cushion covers (left).
Fabricate founder Anita Varma gives old fabrics new life, by turning them into things such as bags (above) and cushion covers.ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG
Fabricate founder Anita Varma (top) gives old fabrics new life, by turning them into things such as bags (above) and cushion covers (left).
Fabricate founder Anita Varma gives old fabrics new life, by turning them into things such as bags and cushion covers (above).ST PHOTOS: KELVIN CHNG

Fabric artist Anita Varma repurposes old fabrics - with a twist.

From cushion covers fashioned from the drapes of a family home to aprons stitched from old shirts, her customers' personal memories are entwined in the warp and woof of the products she makes for them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 28, 2018, with the headline 'Stitching memories together'. Subscribe