|"Boro jewelry" - raw-edge cloth, sashiko, and antique buttons.|
|Three fabric scraps, hand-dyed pearl cotton and antique buttons.|
Something every quilter has is lots of fabric scraps. After some experimentation, I hit upon pleasing proportions for my little textile "sandwich:"
1) Bottom square, 2 1/4"
2) Middle square, 2"
3) Top square, 1 3/4"
Of course, the shapes can be irregular, and should be! Using my trusty sashiko needle, I stitched the three layers together using sashiko thread, as well as some wonderful pearl cotton hand-dyed by Elin Noble. It is difficult to force the needle and thread through all the layers, and I recommend loosely woven scraps as easiest to handle. Many of my pins use Kaffe Fassett's shot cotton for the top and bottom layers, with some kind of coordinating print in the middle.
|Rows of stitching marked, or just "eyeball."|
|Back and front of boro pin.|
|Pin on lapel.|