As detailed in an earlier blog post, Boro Stitching is the Japanese folk-art of reinforcing items of clothing or bedding with spare or would-be-discarded scraps of fabric using a sashiko stitch.
It has evolved over the centuries from a necessity into a distinctively gorgeous textile art-form that celebrates “Wabi-sabi”, or finding beauty in imperfection.
I personally love incorporating Boro Stitching in my quilts and table runners.
Moda’s ‘Boro Wovens’ fabric range is a lovely tribute to the look, colour and texture of boro textiles. The Boro Wovens range is intended for projects where you want to work with ‘new’ scraps of fabric that still have something of a boro look to them.
The fabrics in this range will give you a lovely boro look in any combination.