Eclectic Mix: a Kantha-Boro story

​”Eclectic Mix” is available to purchase from my Etsy store here.

Description: This item is entirely handsewn, using fabric remnants and other recycled/reused/repurposed elements. My Kantha-Boro pieces can be used as scarves, table runners or wall hangings. Owing to the nature of handsewing and the Japanese Mottainai principle of “Waste not, want not”, each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind, with any imperfections in the fabrics or stitches forming part of the Wabi-Sabi ethos of being perfectly imperfect.

Style: Kantha-Boro. Indian Kantha running stitches in parallel rows, embroidered over Japanese Boro-style fabric remnants, which are simply pinned in place before oversewing.

Colours: This was my very first foray into sewing Kantha-Boro. The Kantha stitches are colourful embroidery threads. The Boro elements come from various fabric remnants, in turquoise, green, dark blue, dark red, red and white checks, florals, patchwork denim.

Dimensions: 70 x 14 inches (178 x 36 cm)


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