Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection
The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching
Fall in love with boro & sashiko stitching
30+ authentic stitch patterns, 9 projects. Combine hand stitches to create dramatic, unique designs and learn to embrace imperfection, admiring the utilitarian beauty of every stitch. “Shibaguyz” Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby invite you to try your hand at boro, the traditional Japanese art of mending and quilting, and more than 30 authentic sashiko designs. Stitching lessons are true to tradition, inspired by historical works by Japanese masters. This guide in sashiko and boro includes patterns, stitch how-tos, and needle-threading and knotting tips. Put your handwork to good use with 9 contemporary projects like a sashiko sampler wallhanging, reversible knot bag, or a kimono-inspired jacket! With step-by-step instructions, even beginners can embrace the art of visible mending.
- Hand sew 30+ authentic sashiko patterns with best-selling authors the Shibaguyz
- Recreate the traditional art of boro (mending textiles) with 9 useful projects from jackets and bags to home decor
- Read stitch charts, mark fabrics, and thread your needle with tips from the pros
8" x 10"