IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM IN TWO SESSIONS ~ SUNDAY, MARCH 12 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 25 – 9:00 am-12:00 pm
In 19th century Japan, textiles were a valued commodity. Japanese Boro Stitching originated then as a way for people to extend the life of their worn-out textiles by repurposing them into things like floor coverings, clothing, and bed coverings. The worn fabrics scraps were held together using small stitches known as Boro Stitching. Boro Stitching is a type of hand stitching that originated in Japan as a way to mend or patch together clothing or other cloth items. It has now become known for its relaxing, meditative benefits that make it so enjoyable and captivating.
Those fabrics or scraps you’ve saved to use for “something special“ will be perfect for this project. Now is the perfect time to raid your stash and make something wonderful with those treasures. You will make a small scroll or wall hanging, approximately 9” x 18”. You will be captivated by the Boro Stitching process as the beauty of your stitches and the feel of the texture magically begin to emerge on your cloth. Becoming immersed in the stitching, you’ll soon discover the calming effect of this lovely practice. All your stitching will be done by hand without an embroidery hoop.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
There will be plenty of time for everyone to spend on their projects in class in between demonstrations.
The Slow Stitching movement has really taken hold, and its popularity has grown for a very good reason.