Boro stitching workshop

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Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. A source of shame in Japan for many years, the fabrics are now highly prized and can fetch significant sums. Boro work follows the British wartime tradition of ‘make do and mend’ but was used out of necessity in Japan to prolong the life of clothes and bedding due to extreme poverty and the scarcity of textiles.

In this class you will learn:

  • The history and origins of Boro

  • How to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage

  • How to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work

  • Practice using visible repair to enhance and strengthen textiles

  • Applique and reverse applique techniques will be shown

Students need to bring an item of clothing (denim or chinos are best) to repair.

Suitable for complete beginners.

28/07/2019 14.30pm
Fabrications
7 Broadway Market
Hackney
London
E8 4PH

£50

08/09/2019 14.30pm
Fabrications
7 Broadway Market
Hackney
London
E8 4PH

£50

29/09/2019 14.30pm
Tribe
20B Richmond Hill
Richmond
TW10 6QX


£55