The colour palette used for Boro's is primarily indigo - so this got me thinking about finally putting to use all the pile - see above) of beautiful hemp fabrics that I've been collecting. The aim is to come up with something in the boro and combining it with some antique Hmong and Dao embroidery pieces, sashiko and raw silk thread embroidered panels - I will keep you posted on how this goes.
In my search for inspiration on boro designs I came across this great site called " Kiminoboy's Japanese Fork Textiles: https://www.kimonoboy.com/short_history.html - this is a great little site with some really great info on all things textiles including the history of Japanese indigo - so if this has sparked an interest its well worth a look.
I started running my textile focussed tours back in 2007. Over the years I've seen some of the most gorgeous textiles made by the most gorgeous women. This blog is a reflection on some of these