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The Wondrous World of Boro Textile

In this video, textile artist, Judilee Fitzhugh, shares the historical use of boro, the Japanese version of extending the life of textiles. Follow Judilee’s simple step-by-step instructions to create your own leaf-shaped sashiko patch at home.

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About the Artist

Judilee Fitzhugh is a textile artisan who specializes in natural plant dyes and couture sewing. A tour of duty in Japan with the U.S. Navy led to a profound Japanese influence and a lifelong affection for indigo and plant fibers. She gained her Certificate in Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2002, and taught in the BFA and Studio School programs until the school’s closure in 2019. Her finely crafted work combines natural objects with vintage fabric remnants, hand weaving, and surface design to portray a single moment in history. Learn more about Judilee, here.