All new workshop! Create your own Japanese inspired boro-style fabric that you can then use to make clothes, bags, cushions, quilt panels or throws...many possibilities.
Date: Sunday 3 December 2017 Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm Location: CARDIF Collective, L1 Cusack Centre, 27 Eyre Street, Kingston Teacher: Anna Perkins Cost: $130 includes all materials Places are limited (6)
Japanese “boro” is traditional patchwork mending that creates a rustic and charming effect. The style has influenced contemporary textile design and high end designers have adopted and adapted it to create unique artisanal garments and textile items. Anna has adapted it to create usable cloth from discarded textiles.
Join this fun, small group creative workshop. You will learn a simple method to create a boro-inspired piece of fabric. You will create new fabric from old. By the end of the workshop you will have a piece of fabric to take away which you can then use to make into something new such as a tunic, tote/bags, cushions or throw.
Using reclaimed fabrics you will explore hands-on design issues such as colour, shape, scale, balance and proportion to create a unique collage design in fabric. You will layout your design and stitch your fabric together by machine using a simple top stitch over the top of raw edges. There is no precise measuring and no complex seams/piecing. It’s fun, simple and effective.