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Colourful Boro, a contemporary blend of Boro Boro hand stitch with a modern twist that encapsulates the traditions of Boro work. Boro embroidery traditionally uses pre-loved fabrics and this artwork has combined fabrics from previous projects - denim, cotton and jersey in varying shades of blue. The hand stitched details are in bright colours featuring greens and pinks. The combination of fabrics and threads create a highly impactful piece of textile art.


Boro embroidery originated in Japan from those who lived in abstract poverty. Textiles had to last as long as possible, so were repeatedly patched and stitched all over to give strength and longevity. Each piece of Boro work tells a story though the many layers of fabrics. Traditionally, pre-loved fabrics were used, as they are in this piece, to give new life to clothing and other household textiles.


- historically inspired with a contemporary twist

- inspired by Boro embroidery

- pre-loved fabric combination

- impactful and bright hand embroidery

- encourages looking to the past to consider modern day lifestyle choices



The hand embroidery creates a stunning texture in pinks and greens, contrasting with the blue of the background fabrics. This style of embroidery creates a lovely raised and dimpled texture emphasising the different textures of the fabrics. The combination of fabrics gives a cosy feeling, and the 'feel good' factor of knowing that these have been diverted from landfill.


Colourful Boro is ideal for that perfect gift for those who enjoy artwork that is inspired by historical influence with a modern twist. Ideal for those who care for the planet, for graduations, birthdays, and to finish off rooms in your home. Colourful Boro measures 26 x 26 centimetres approximately and is backed with a stretched canvas making it ideal to hang on the wall or stand on a shelf. Due to the fabrics used it is impossible to recreate this artwork, ensuring it is unique.


Part of the Heritage Reimagined collection; there are other complementary pieces here.


Colourful Boro will be packaged carefully to arrive in perfect condition; collection from Saltburn by the Sea or events I am attending is welcomed. First class postage to the UK mainland is included in the cost of all artwork. For delivery to other areas please contact me for a postage cost. For more information about the packaging of textile artwork or advice on how to care for textile artwork please see the frequently asked questions page here.

Colourful Boro

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