In Japan boro (rag or scraps of cloth that are sewn together) was a symbol of an impoverished past, but now the term also encompasses and represents an essential principle of rural ethics and aesthetics. Inspired by this Japanese technique, you will develop your own visual expressions through exercises such as stitching, cutting, mending, and patching fabric. Start to stitch with various shades of indigo dyed fabrics (previously dyed by your instructor) and then apply Sashiko (running) stitches to these small pieces of cloth. You may assemble them to form a small Japanese style patchwork if time allows. The kit (various shades of blue; hand-dyed indigo fabric set, Sashiko pattern, Sashiko thread) will be available for purchase from the instructor for $12.
Skill Level: All Levels
Your price, which appears in the box to the right, has been automatically calculated from the following levels:
- Regular Rate: $150.00
- Member Rate: $130.00
Except for the Independent Study Program, EAC membership is no longer required to take adult classes. EAC members receive a tuition discount on all adult classes, youth classes and workshops. A $75 Independent Study membership is required to participate in the Independent Study Program. The Evanston resident discount no longer applies.