Keep calm and stitch on…

Creating meditational squares using boro

Slow stitching can keep us sane. In this session I shall demonstrate using simple sewing techniques and some Japanese principles to create small treasures. A daily 5″ square refines your skills and lowers your stress.

We can stitch together, share the techniques and admire each others work. We can discuss boro and sashiko, big stitches and not panicking.

(And for those who did attend – thank you! – here are the notes I promised to help you continue your journey into boro and meditational stitching…)

…and here’s what you need to do it…


Can ‘make, do and mend’ be exciting? Absolutely it can – once you’ve discovered boro.

Let me show you how!

£7.50 plus £2.50 p&p

Slow Stitch Squares Kit

Contains main fabric square, 2 squares of muslin, 5 or 6 patch pieces to sew on, sufficient thread to slow stitch your piece and basic instructions. You can also add a needle.

Special price for Roding Quilters:
£3 plus £2 p&p – Needle adds £1

Slow stitch squares kit

 Small boro bag with hangers & cord

Includes body fabric, muslin layers, material for patches, lining and loops, thread, needle, cord and instructions.

£10 plus £2 p&p

You might also like these (email me to order)…

I have the following items purchased from Euro Japan Links when we were still having normal meetings, Send me an email if you are interested and I will calculate postage and bill you individually. Some needles and threads can be added to the above items without adding to the cost of postage.

I would also recommend our local quilt shop, Oliven, who will be happy to fulfil online orders and have an enviable selection of threads and fabrics.

Small boro asymmetrical change purse

Purse designed by me with all fabrics, threads, instructions, and a needle.


Boro drawstring bag – kinchaku

Larger bag designed by me with all fabrics, threads, instructions, and a needle.


Needles – tulip sashiko

Tulip Sashiko needles (Roll Royce of needles – 6 varying length and eye size).


Needles – long-eyed sashiko

Long-eyed Sashiko needles (2 needles), good for stranded threads 


Threads – plain colours


Threads – variegated colours


Threads – variegated colours