During this workshop you will be given an introduction in to the traditional Japanese method of mending- through Boro embroidery, using scrap fabrics as patches to fix any holes in your clothing and to create beautiful traditional designs.
Boro is very close to Sashiko, both use white thread on indigo and both are mending techniques but boro meaning “rags” or “tattered cloth,” refers to textiles that have been patched many times, so giving a far less structured effect. This sturdy method makes Boro the perfect technique for mending denim.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
During this 1 hour workshop you will be given an introduction in to the traditional Japanese method of mending- using Boro embroidery, using upcycled fabrics as patches to fix any holes in your clothing and to create beautiful traditional designs.
You will leave the workshop feeling inspired to continue fixing and rejuvenating your favourite pieces at home!
This will be a hand sewing class, so no need to be a pro on the sewing machine! Which means you will be able to learn the techniques and continue to fix your clothing in the comfort of your own home.
LEVEL: Suitable for complete beginners
DURATION: 1 hour
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED?
- A selection of scrap fabric
- Embroidery Thread
- Sewing needle
- A denim garment to mend