Patchwork Scarf – Borrowed from Boro
Create a unique scarf inspired by Boro; a word used to describe the evolution of rural Japanese textiles that have been repaired, patched and stitched over many years.
This modern take uses patches, machine and hand stitching and celebrates the texture and construction of fabrics.The pattern includes an introduction to Boro, lots of easy to follow full colour photographs and examples of Boro work to inspire you.
Level: enthusiastic, ambitious stitcher, happy to throw caution to the wind
Finished size: 35cms x 160cms / 14inches x 62inches approx, you can easily alter this
You will need:
- A selection of pre-loved 100% cotton fabrics
- A piece of fabric that will be the backing, 35cms x 160cms / 14inches x 62inches approx
- Fabric scissors
- 2 spools of thread for machine stitching
- Thread for hand stitching – embroidery thread, sashiko thread or cotton perle
- Box of pins
- Needle for hand stitching
- Sewing machine
Cost includes post and packaging