Boro and Sashiko Stitching

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Start Date
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Online Course: Sunday 1 - 3 pm
Six-week class beginning February 21, 2021
Schedule time
1 - 3 pm

Course Description:

Learn "Boro" stitching with indigo dyed small pieces of cloth. In Japan, Boro (rag or scraps of cloth that are sewn together) used to be a symbol of an impoverished past. Now the term also represents an essential principle of rural ethics and aesthetics. You will explore your own imagery through cutting, patching, stitching, assembling fabrics into new modes of your personal visual expression. Sashiko will also be demonstrated - it is applied with a running stitch with simple and geometric designs. The Boro Kit (hand-dyed fabric pieces with various shades of indigo blues by your instructor) and two Sashiko needles and threads from Japan are included in your tuition. They will be available to pick up at the front desk during EAC hours. Shipping is available with 7 days advance notice for an additional charge.

Skill Level: All Levels

  • This interactive online class is presented via Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to your first class:

  • You will be emailed Zoom meeting instructions, including a unique URL and meeting ID, to join the class 1 day before the start of the class.

  • Review the supply list posted. Students are responsible for purchasing all necessary supplies except where indicated.

  • Classes that do not meet enrollment minimums will be cancelled three days prior to the start of the class.

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