Boro visible mending (Japanese season of Culture event)

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Craft Central - The Forge

397-411 Westferry Rd

Isle of Dogs (Mudchute DLR)

London

E14 3AE

United Kingdom

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This class is part of the Japanese Textiles and Craft Festival, an event in the Japanese Season of Culture.

Ticket price includes entry to the exhibition on any day of the event.

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. A source of shame in Japan for many years, the fabrics are now highly prized and can fetch significant sums. Boro work follows the British wartime tradition of ‘make do and mend’ but was used out of necessity in Japan to prolong the life of clothes and bedding due to extreme poverty and the scarcity of textiles.

In this class you will learn:

  • The history and origins of Boro

  • How to repair a garment using scraps, both modern and vintage

  • How to use sashiko stitching to enhance your work

  • Practice using visible repair to enhance and strengthen textiles

  • Applique and reverse applique techniques will be shown

Students need to bring an item of clothing (denim or chinos are best) to repair.

Suitable for complete beginners.

Some fabric will be available but feel free to bring odd scraps from your own stash!

Date and Time

Location

Craft Central - The Forge

397-411 Westferry Rd

Isle of Dogs (Mudchute DLR)

London

E14 3AE

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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