Boro embraces the beauty of irregular stitching to extend the life of your clothes. Spend the afternoon with Anna Farago exploring the use of boro stitching as a mending technique or for decorative effect.
Teacher: Anna Farago
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: Boro is an Japanese method of stitching which was traditionally used in peasant farming communities to mend and repair clothing. Informed by this tradition, the connection with sustainability, and a Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’ aesthetic, this class will introduce stitching methods which can used for mending of clothing or for decorative effect. You will use scrap fabrics to explore stitching patterns and uses. You are invited to bring along clothing in need of mending, your own fabric scraps or just use the materials are supplied.
Materials to bring:
- Perle thread (8,10 or 12) or sashiko thread
- sturdy long needle with large eye – Sashiko or Straws
- clothes that need mending
Fabric scraps will be supplied
Takeaway: Boro samples and/or mending of clothes