I have been developing my response to the composted cloth. After I found it was disintegrating, I put a backing cloth behind it – a small tea table cloth. Here is a quick drawing of how it will look.
After stitching through both layers to secure all of the tears, I am now working through both cloths a double running stitch around the embroidery on the tea cloth.
I value this remnant of cloth so I am embroidering it.
The Japanese Saki Ori techniques of weaving, stitching and patching, recycles worn out remnants of cloth because they are viewed as still having value.