Boro Table Runner

Jennifer Corkish
Final size:
44.5 x 104cm (171/2 x 41in)
USD $15.18
USD $15.18
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Learn a new technique that is centuries old while making this table runner designed by Jennifer Corkish. It is created using the Japanese Boro technique of patching fabric scraps together with extensive hand sewing.

  • Full materials list included in the instructions
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions illustrated with close-up photos and diagram take you through each stage of making this project from cutting the fabrics, creating your layout and completing the Sashiko hand stitching through to finishing the runner with a facing
  • Jennifer's runner is shown in traditional Japanese Yukata blue and white fabrics, but there's no reason why you couldn't use any colours and prints of your choice
  • The Sashiko stitching patterns are meant to be casual - there's no need for precision or to mark the fabric
  • Jennifer provides ideas for stitching patterns but encourages you to create your own
  • Uses just one easy embroidery stitch: running stitch
  • This project is very portable - one skein of thread, a needle and a thread cutter and you can stitch it anytime, anywhere
  • A handsome gift for family and friends
  • Suitable for a beginner crafter