Every country in the world has a unique aesthetic of mending. The term “boro” serves to describe profusely stitched and mended Japanese textiles that receive an extended life with an abundance of functional but beautiful handwork. In this class, we will piece, patch, appliqué, and stitch a small cloth suitable for a table mat, personal tool bag or, with additional work, incorporation into a larger cloth for a garment, sculpture, or quilted work. A variety of stitch work will be sampled, including traditional sashiko stitching.
$225 tuition + $45 studio fee
Thursday June 8 - Saturday June 10
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
Register through the OCAC website: https://community.ocac.edu/courses/slow-stitch-japanese-boro