Developed in the northern part of Japan as a way of using and re-using scraps of fabric, Boro is the method of layering of pieces of fabric over other fabric, using sashiko to reinforce and patch garments and other household items. Over the centuries sashiko and boro have become artforms all their own.
Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz. Their award-winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers domestic and international publications and their craft, portrait, and fashion photography has appeared in books and magazines around the globe. The Shibaguyz have published 10 books of crochet and knitwear patterns including Complete Crochet Course –the Ultimate Reference Guide, Designer Crochet, and Crochet Geometry. Their latest book is titled Boro & Sashiko: Harmonious Imperfection from C&T Publishing.
Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum
703 South 2nd St.
La Conner, WA 98257