Slow Stitch – Boro
Paula MacGregor


Once again my bookmark is a luggage label, to signify travel. This year the journey I have taken is that of Slow Stitch, in particularly I am exploring the Japanese tradition of Boro.

The Slow Movement encourages us to take the time to slow down in our busy lives, to submerge ourselves in something that takes time to complete - giving us the opportunity to contemplate and meditate.

Boro is literally translated as tattered rags or scraps of cloth - it is the functional technique used to patch and repair timeworn garments, often with tiny running stitches to secure and strengthen.