Boro is how fabric and garments were repaired and mended using patches and stitch to strengthen the cloth, giving longevity in use and wear. Boro can be compared to "darning", consisting of a simple running stitch over and under the threads of the ground fabric. Boro is to up-cycle, re-purpose, recycle, reuse, mend, repair, remnants, utilitarian use of scraps and what is left.
I have been working in this manner for several years; using the running stitch to embellish my textiles. Boro is an ancient Japanese needlework. I enjoy Boro and the serendipitous workmanship that parallels post Civil War African American quilting with use of fabrics and stitch; as well as, utilizing cloth with zero waste.