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    Slow Stitching Workshop: Scrap Piecing in the ‘boro’ style

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    Scrap Piecing in the ‘boro’ style. 

    'Boro' stitching is an art form that grew out of necessity in medieval Japan. 

    Using slow, meditative stitches, scraps are transformed into something beautiful and practical. 

    In this workshop you will use pre-loved fabric scraps to construct your own piece of cloth, then turn it into a small bag.

    After a brief outline of the history of Boro you will select your fabric scraps and decide how they go together.

    Liz will teach you different stitching techniques and you’ll be on your way to creating a beautiful piece of fabric. This can then be turned into a simple bag to take home. 

    Only hand stitching is involved on the day. (no sewing machines required).

    This workshop would suit people who have done some stitching and who have access to a store of old & used fabrics (or you could visit your local op shop!).  It doesn’t have to be Japanese fabric, cotton fabric is preferable and the easiest fabric to work with in this way.

    Workshop host, Liz Sardone comes from a family of dressmakers, milliners, woodworkers, musicians and a leatherworker. She inherited a passion to make unique textile pieces for artistic and practical purposes.

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