One simple stitch can bring new life to hundreds of your favorite things!
Boro is the Japanese straight stitch used to repair and reinforce fabrics that is the basis for Sashiko. It is a favorite among visible mending enthusiasts because of its simplicity and because it adds an intriguing textural element to favorite garments and home furnishings.
In Mending with Boro; Japanese Running Stitch and Patching Techniques, 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. Rediscover your favorite items by giving them a new look and feel–while also being good for the environment. Her demonstrations and instructions make the process easy and enjoyable.
Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn in this book:
Discover the pleasure of working with old fabrics and making classic neutrals come alive
Be inspired to give old 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 favorite pair of worn woolen socks
And so much more!
There’s no need to stop at reinforcement and repair. Remake an entire garment by artfully patching it here, there, and everywhere. The more you patch, the more unique your garment becomes. This book will be just the start of giving new life to hundreds of old things!
Harumi Horiuchi is an expert in repurposing old fabrics to make bags and other goods and rejuvenate favorite garments, particularly linen. Horiuchi has co-authored other books in her native Japan on the joy of reworking and wearing old clothing.
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