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Boro: A Dialogue with Material Patched, Pieced and Darned
April 26, 2015, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
An event every 6 days that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until May 2, 2015
Learn how to reinterpret material, process and content inspired by Japanese folk textile “boro,” a castaway rag, and make work which speaks from your own place. Sashiko stitching, shibori, the use of indigo and other transformative techniques will be examples of an alternative creative process where darning = healing, meditative action = marking time and reuse/repair = recording history. Bring your own recycled, used, stained scraps or moth-eaten woolens to incorporate into your work and a sewing machine if you have one. Learn more about Yoshiko Wada's work with boro.
Note: This is the second part of a two-part workshop. In this workshop, new students are invited to learn the art of boro and returning students can build on their earlier explorations and extend studies into the next level.