Learn Boro stitching, its history and link to traditional Japanese sashiko while making a small, sampler book for future reference. Using pre-stressed fabrics of different weights and weaves as pages for a book, students will "mend" the pages using various fabric scraps and stitches commonly seen in boro work. We will finish the book during the second session by learning a traditional book binding technique applied to the fabric pages. The class involves homework stitching between sessions and discussion of creative and practical ways to apply boro work.
All materials and supplies are provided.
All tools and supplies including; Japanese, Indian & hand-dyed fabric scraps, sashiko needlepack & thimble, assorted threads, shared use of tools for book binding.