Understanding Boro: Study & Stitch
With Carol Ziogas
Aug 6, 4:00-6:00pm & Aug 8, 4:00-6:00pm CDT
Boro is more than just a rustic patchwork or mending technique. Try your hand at this layered textile art form and learn a bit of Japanese history along the way.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
We will start our exploration of sashimi with the basics and work our way up to a level of complexity you can feel comfortable with, whether you are a beginning or experienced stitcher. We will add a patch to our base fabrics then add more, stitch by stitch, all by hand. No machine work, no race to beat the clock. That doesn’t mean the class won’t be challenging, only that it is adaptive.
There is no expectation to complete the project in class. This is meditative artwork that you can take with you and stitch when you please.
An optional kit is available for this class:
Follow this link to purchase your kit for $20: https://www.etsy.com/listing/878226100/boro-with-carol-ziogas-class-kit
Kit includes: Broadweave cotton, linen, or cotton/linen fabrics, sashiko thread, sashiko needles, and a palm thimble.
Sources outside of USA for kit supplies:
Australia: https://indigoniche.com/ https://www.bebebold.com/
__Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins
Order optional kit or bring:
__Broad weave cotton, linen, or cotton/linen fabrics: one piece that is a fat quarter OR at least 13″ x 15″ for the base cloth AND assorted smaller pieces for patches
__A palm thimble
Hera marking tool and washout tracing paper such as Chacopy are recommended but not required