Boro, Mending, and Sashiko with Sandra Johnson
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About the Event
Join Hello Stitch Gallery artist Sandra Johnson to learn sashiko, and boro mending techniques. Sashiko, which means "little stabs" in Japanese, is a textile mending and reinforcing technique involving a simple running stitch with strong white thread. Boro comes from the Japanese, boroboro and is a method of mending and patching fabric to prolong use. In this workshop you will learn how to stitch several traditional sashiko patterns and also boro and mending.
Each student will receive a bag to stitch and mend. You will learn how to mark your patterns and attach the mending fabrics to your project. During the workshop you will work on your bag project or you can bring in anything you would like to mend and use the mending techniques you learn in class on your own project.
Skill level: Beginner and up
Supplies: You will receive a kit for the workshop including a black tote bag, threads and needles.
About the instructor:
Sandra Johnson started sewing in 7th grade and received a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, Textiles, & Clothing from Arizona State University, Tempe. She has been teaching quilting and sewing for 30 years. In 2014, Sandra decided to teach full time and create art and clothing that would appeal to creative people all over the world. Sandra has been featured in several publications, including Simply Moderne (summer 2018 and winter 2019), Altered Couture (2018 - 2019), Haute Handbags (2016-2019), and Apron-ology (2014)
*Due to the special nature of this workshop, this is a non-refundable class. However, if you are unable to make the class, you can transfer it to a friend!