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Papyrus: a material prepared in ancient Egypt from the pithy stem of a water plant, used in sheets throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for writing or painting on and also for making rope, sandals, and boats.



a piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point.

"the jacket was of well-worn tweed with leather patches on the elbows"


a part of something marked out from the rest by a particular characteristic.

"his hair was combed forward to hide a growing bald patch"

About Papyrus And Patches

Clothing Design 

It all started when my mother showed me how to sew together a pillow that started unraveling. I took that idea and tried fixing a hole in one of my favorite sweaters. If I could put a patch over the hole to cover it, what if I made the patch look like a tree instead? The feedback was incredible and it has evolved into what you will soon see. 


I'm an Author of six books and counting; short stories, poetry, and novels. 


Hand Crafted




Every image seen is designed by my own hands. I cut out the fabric, and make the shapes myself. 

Upcycled Fabric


I take old forgotten fabric, or even donated fabric and give it another purpose. Very durable and good quality fabric. Your sweater will last for years unlike printed graphics which fade after a few washes. 

Beautiful Designs

Each design becomes a mood that you wear! Beautiful designs that look even more remarkable in person. The real beauty comes in the textures of fabric I use to convey an image

along with the colorways. The color palette is the true genius behind the scenes. 




This book truly saved my life. So inspiring, a beautiful combination of God, love, nature, and uniqueness. The world needs more writers like J. McCray ..



Great book! Jamal McCray certainly has a way with words. You know you're reading a good book when you look up and realize how many hours have passed by while reading..Definitely will buy more from him!

 -Astrid R. Mast



I prefer something that leaves a resonance, an atmosphere behind. That is what happens to me when I read something of Jamal A Mccray. Jamal McCray happens to be one of my undisputed favorite writers for a few reasons, which is why I think you should give his book a reading. He is different and brilliant in his own right, and frankly, that makes for a great read. His writing has you were you can't decide if you want to smile or sob when you're done but it makes you feel something, and that is everything in reading. You will not regret buying, giving, or reading his books. His writings are perfect for everyone.


Go on an intimate journey of mind conversation, imagining, musing, things unsaid, wisdom, innocence, youth, observation, romance, and right-thinking, with this writer, essayist, and poet, who, by my way of thinking, has to be a marvelous old soul walking around in a young man's skin. Be moved. Savor this collection. Time and money well spent. I'm so glad to have stumbled upon his writing. I will be a fan following McCray for the rest of his career, which, if talent prevails, will be long and illustrious.


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