Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection

The Art of Japanese Mending & Stitching

Shannon & Jason Mullet-Bowlsby


The authors 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 and this guide includes stitch how-tos and needle-threading and knotting tips. Put your handwork to good use with nine 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
  • Resurrect the traditional art of boro with nine useful projects like jackets, bags and home decor
  • Read stitch charts, mark fabrics and thread your needle with tips from the pros

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    255 x 200mm
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    Stash Books
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