Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop

How to mend and repair using Japanese boro stitching techniques


Judith Macrae

Judith Macrae

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4.6 stars (62+)
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.8 (20)
5k+

5 hours Class size 5 to 12 label $144


Your host, Sydney Community College is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Calling all textile lovers! Learn assembly, patching and repairing using Japanese boro stitching techniques at this unique Sydney workshop. You will take home your beautiful repurposed piece.

This class is perfect for beginners as you learn the design and development process of this traditional Japanese textile approach, which is making a big resurgence right now thanks to its focus on upcycling and repurposing.

The class will begin with an introduction to Japanese boro and hand-stitching techniques from your experienced instructor. You will then be able to employ these intricate hand embroidery techniques to your own fabric collage of pre-loved fabrics, crafting your own unique piece.

At the end of the class, you will leave with a gorgeous piece of your own and new sewing skills. You will also leave feeling refreshed and appreciative of the art of slow stitch, as it forces your mind to slow down and relax. A great sustainable and mindful practice to do at home!

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:



Knowledge Required

Perfect for beginners. 

What to bring

  • 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


Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Father's Day gift idea.

Location

Sydney Community College - 91 York St Sydney

Your teacher
Judith Macrae

Judith Macrae

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)

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




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Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.8 (20)
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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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