Thursday, 29 November 2018

Edinburgh - Exploring Japanese Boro

Saturday 1st December at Edinburgh Patchwork, I'm teaching a new class - 'Exploring Japanese Boro'.  We will be looking at boro and boro inspired pieces old and new, and starting some hand stitched boro panels.  Definitely slow stitch!  Very easy, meditative and suitable for all levels of stitching ability.

I have a few places left, so if you are interested, please contact me asap.  This will be a much smaller class than usual, as I want everyone to have plenty of space to arrange their boro pieces i.e. no shared tables.  Cost for the day is £40.  

Materials - as you can see from the photos, you can use all kinds of materials, including really worn pieces of clothing.  You will need a foundation fabric (this can also be recycled if you wish).  Thread for stitching can include sashiko thread, perle, coton a broder, crochet cotton etc. You will need a strong needle - a sashiko needle is good.  Pins and scissors to cut your fabric are really the only other tools you need.

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