Japanese Boro stitching dates back to the 1600's. By stitching fabric pieces together and overstitching them as needed, women gave the last hurrah to usable cloth cut from worn out fabrics. These were used as functional household cloths. Modern Boro stitching is the use of small beautiful fabric pieces and heavy hand stitching to create textile art. Both are part of the new slow mindful stitching and visible mending movements. Here are some products to get you started down this satisfying creative journey.