Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop

How to mend and repair using Japanese boro stitching techniques


Judith Macrae
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

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4.6 stars (62+)

5 hours 1 to 12 label $144 - $169 ($169 per student when you book for 1 student, $153 for 2 students, $144 for 3+ students)


Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop in Sydney. Learn assembly and patching and repairing with contemporary textile artist.

Calling all textile lovers! Create a textile heirloom piece inspired by the mending and repair culture of traditional Japanese Boro. We will employ intricate hand embroidery techniques to our fabric collages using well-worn, pre-loved and new fabrics. Come along and learn the design and development process of this traditional Japanese textile approach, which is currently making a big resurgence. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to up-cycle and repurpose.

If you love the qualities of hand made cloth and storytelling this workshop is for you. Whether just starting out with textiles or you feel like developing your artistic skill further, this one-day workshop is for you.

Bring to Class:

  • An assortment of small hand-picked fabric pieces/scraps. (Suggestion -various patterns, textures, shade of colour. Work with one colour scheme)
  • An assortment of threads (embroidery, sewing cottons)
  • Calico fabric x1metre
  • Hand sewing needles (various sizes)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Quick unpick
  • Optional – A pre-loved garment which may need mending

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • learnt some beautiful hand-stitching techniques
  • crafted a beautiful piece of their own
  • learnt the art of slow stitch as a form of mindfulness and relaxation

Other information

  • Please wear covered in shoes
  • All our sewing courses are limited to 12 places (10 places in the city venue), which enables the tutor to give each student plenty of one-to-one guidance and instruction


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:


Suitable for

This workshop is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 91 York St Sydney

Your teacher
Judith Macrae

Judith Macrae


Judith Macrae is a visual artist and maker with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) from the National Art School in Sydney. Her current art practice involves textile sculpture, soft toys and coiled vessels. Judith’s love of colour and texture is evidenced in her work. She also has a love of animals and a particular fondness for koalas.

Judith has many years' experience as an arts facilitator and loves helping people develop new skills and working with them to express themselves through their creativity.

Examples of Judith’s work can be found on her Instagram account: meandtex Instagram




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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