Boro is the Japanese straight stitch used to repair and reinforce fabrics that is the basis for Sashiko. It is a favourite among visible mending enthusiasts because of its simplicity and because it adds an intriguing textural element to favourite garments and home furnishings.
In this lovely book, Sashiko expert Harumi Horiuchi shares her ideas for using Boro to patch holes and tears, reinforce worn areas, and add fresh details to garments. Her approach is simple - the things you love are worth fixing, and rediscovering favourite items by giving them a new look and feel is not only an adventure but also good for the environment.
Discover the pleasure of working with old fabrics and making classic neutrals come alive. Be inspired to give favourite scraps of cloth new purpose, whether patching a well-loved skirt or a pair of jeans. Learn to revive a faithful cloth bag, or even something knitted like a favourite pair of old wool socks. And so much more!
The book takes an infomal approach with a series of questions and projects, answered by Harumi using her own personal projects and vintage fabrics. It is not so much 'a how' to manaual as a rich and gentle source of inspiration, which will enable you to develop your own mending style.
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