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Boro fabric

JUNE 3, 2011
Boro may be familiar inspiration to some of you but it was new to me and having just admired the beautiful blues in Michael Sloan's recent post I could not stop myself from bringing it to your attention now.
What little I know about boro is that it is patchworked fabric from the north of Japan. Scraps are quilted and appliquéd together so that new fabric is created that can be reused in various ways. It's reminiscent of The Gee's Bend quilts that made the rounds a few years ago here in the US.
The older pieces have a lot of blue and indigo fabric. Newer fabrics are more varied. It's all very beautiful. Enjoy.
There are many more examples and details of the kimonoboy website.
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