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Boro + Sustainability: The Japanese Art of Repurposing Fabric

Course Overview

Boro is a Japanese folk textile with an indiscernible eloquence and aesthetic that was originally created out of necessity, in which small scraps of precious fabric are carefully stitched together to create a larger cloth or repair a garment. In this course students will review a brief history of Boro and discuss how Boro technique can be used to create your own sustainable piece of cloth today. Students will create their own Boro piece of cloth using traditional Japanese fabrics (brought by instructor) or their own precious fabrics. Students will learn a combination of running stitch and traditional sashiko stitch to repurpose your precious fabric scraps into a modern Boro piece. Students are welcome to bring their own fabrics, garments, or textiles.


Sun, Feb 17th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1 day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Registration Cost: $85.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies (approx $20)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Embroidery scissors
  • Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
  • If students choose to bring the following items, no materials fee will be charged.
    • Sashiko needles
    • Sashiko thimble
    • Your own precious fabrics scraps

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.