June, 2018

23jun10:00 am4:00 pmReCreate Workshop #5Contemporary Boro Stitching10:00 am - 4:00 pm Event Type :Make


Event Details

10am – 4pm, Sat 23 Jun

Join Deb and Helen from ReCreate for a modern take on the traditional Japanese art of Boro.

Boro simply means “rags” or “tattered cloth” and refers to textiles that have been patched many times. It was born out of necessity to conserve and repair garments at a time when cloth was not widely available to farmers and fishermen. The patchwork repairs were done using a simple running stitch called Sashiko which translates as “little stabs”. So Boro is simply a way of upcycling cloth!

In this workshop you will be provided with a range of recycled fabric pieces, an upcycled hessian coffee bag backing and cotton threads to create your own Boro textile table mat or wall hanging. If you have a special piece of fabric you would like to incorporate into your design, you are welcome to bring it.

You will experiment with printing and painting fabric pieces, learn the Sashiko and Boro techniques and enjoy the calming, mindful process of slow stitching.

Morning and afternoon tea included. Please BYO lunch.

We look forward to “ReCreating” with you!

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(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009