Japanese Boro-Inspired Stitching

Supplies Students Need To Have

  • Basic sewing kit that includes: Scissors, straight pins, regular hand sewing needles, thread for basting, and beeswax for your thread.
  • Fabric marking tools: white pencil, Frixion pen, or blue water erasable marker
  • Small ruler for marking your fabric
  • Sheet of fine grit sandpaper, or whatever you have on hand
  • Fabrics: scraps of muslin for practice
  • fabric in mostly solids to create a hand pieced 9” square:
  • linen, cotton, silk, wool, pieces of old clothing, linen napkins, etc.
  • small prints or printed motifs can also be used
  • Note: I no longer use an embroidery hoop at all, and I will be sharing my techniques for stitching without a hoop. You are welcome to use a hoop in class if that is what you are most comfortable with.
  • Thread and Floss:
  • Regular sewing thread for appliqueing your pieces down
  • DMC 6 strand, regular cotton embroidery floss, 2-3 colors to go with your fabric, and I will have some for you to use as well.
  • You can also use perle cotton, linen thread, yarn, or anything else you want to experiment with.