Something Boro’d, Something New, Recycle, Repair, and Renew with Boro & Sashiko (Online)

  • Friday, August 14, 2020
  • Sunday, August 23, 2020
  • 3 sessions
  • Friday, August 14, 2020, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, August 16, 2020, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Fiber Arts Zoom Room, Class Code FI081420SB+
  • 3

Registration

  • $230 tuition + $10 materials fee
  • $175 tuition + $10 materials fee




    Please note that registration closes on August 5th so kits can be mailed to students.

Register

**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

Take your creative expression to new heights in this 3-day BARN online class. You will use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday scraps into rich one-of-a-kind textiles that will beautifully adorn your home and wardrobe. Join internationally renown instructors Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby and explore the exciting Japanese textile art of Boro! 

You will use the fabric piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of everyday scraps into rich one-of-a-kind textiles that will beautifully adorn your home and wardrobe.

“BORO is patched clothing with a lot of small cloths here and there, but nothing fancy like today’s quilted or patched works. It was made purely for the practical purposes for retaining warmth in the snowy areas and for making it last as long as possible where it was hard to obtain any sorts of cloth. When we review its practicality and design from today’s point of view, we are able to realize its incredible sophistication. -Amuse Museum


Beginners encouraged – No experience necessary! 

Recycling, repairing, and reworking textiles using Boro and sashiko is perfect for the maker who is ready to try something new and exciting. Even if you have never done any hand sewing and never fused two pieces of fabric together with a needle and thread, this is the class for you! If youve wanted to try quilting but were intimidated by stodgy traditional techniques, youre going to love this class. 

Well use Boro techniques to create a whole new panel of unique fabric from seemingly unusable remnants and odd pieces. By the end of the weekend, you will have a stunning new fabric that you can use by itself to enhance a favorite garment, accessory, or home décor item. Or use your new textile creation as the basis for a larger project like a quilt top, tote, or throw.

Want to make your reworked fabric even more special? Use an old shirt, pair of jeans, old ties, or favorite fabric remnants and we will use those items or scraps to work into your design! Any fabric will do. Woven fabrics, pieces of lace, crocheted or knitted motifs… bring it on!

Have a garment that could use a little dressing up? Or a grocery tote that is just plain bland? Do you have a pair of favorite jeans that have worn through, a jacket that still fits but youre bored with? We will show you how to use your newly created fabrics and stunning stitching skills to take them from drab to FAB!

Join us and reignite your creativity – one stitch at a time.

Sashiko and Boro Multi-Day Online Workshop

Prework: A video on how to create swatches for Day 1 including how to draw the dots and lines on the swatch fabric will be sent out to the email you used to register with.

Sessions for this class will be recorded. You will be emailed a link at the end of each session to watch the video and practice between sessions. The link for each session will be active for seven days.

Day 1: Welcome to the Rabbit Hole

We will then really get our hands involved with learning how to stitch Hitomizashi and Moyouzashi sashiko. Youll master Unshin - handling the needle and thread. Through the exercise of putting needle to fabric using the unique palm thimble and rocker motion of sashiko that we will make you proficient at this awe-inspiring stitching skill.  

Part One- 2 hours (10 am - 12 pm)

  •  How to read the charts
  •  Hitomezashi: offset running stitches, offset crosses, variation with diagonal stitches

Break (2 hours) You will use the same link sent in your email to rejoin the class.

Part Two- 2 hours (2 pm - 4 pm)

  • Moyouzashi: Fluid running stitches following preset templates provided to the students
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Day 2: Setting up your Project

We will continue to embellish our new textiles with session you will make a tote bag made from stunning new fabric, or a panel of Boro fabric that can be used to enhance a garment, act as an accessory or home décor item, or use as the basis for a larger project like a quilt or throw.

Part One- 2 hours (10 am - 12 pm)

  • This is Boro - photo and examples from our work detailing the studies we did of boro textiles and the overall “patterns” we distilled to create a “method” for boro patchwork
  • Project work - Layout of the patches on the bag; basics of how to secure them using sashiko stitches

Break (2 hours) You will use the same link sent in your email to rejoin the class.

Part Two- 2 hours (2 pm - 4 pm)

  •  Hitomezashi 2: mountain form, persimmon flower

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Day 3 The Fruits of our Labors

One session - 2 hours  (10 am - 12pm)

  • FAQ
  • Putting it all together - finishing the bag including assembly and final tips for finishing
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Students should have on-hand:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Pencil and pen
  • Washable fabric pen/pencil
  • Ruler
  • Gently (or not so gently!) used garment for patching, embellishing, and altering
  • Any special scrap fabric to use and share in class

Details:

  • Please note for this class, cancellation requests received 14 days or less before the workshop start date will not be eligible for a refund or credit.
  • Registration for this class closes on August 5th.
  • Materials Fee: There is a materials fee of $10 included in the price of class. Materials will be mailed out to the participants. You will receive an email when kits have been mailed. Please be sure to enter your mailing address when you register. 
- Fabric
- Sashiko Thimble
- Sashiko Needles
- Aurifil 12wt Thread
- Pins
- Transfer paper
- Tote body and handles for class project

- Extensive handout including Sashiko pattern templates


      • Skill Level: Universal -- all skill levels welcome.  
      • This class will be taught via the Zoom video conferencing program. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
      • An email will be sent to you 1 day before each session start date with the Zoom video conferencing link to join the class. Please watch for this email.
      • You will also receive a link after the first session to view the recording that will be available of the class session. This will give you an opportunity to review and  practice between session dates.
      • Ages 14+ Welcome.
      • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  


      Instructors Bio: 
      Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.

      The Shibaguyz’ award winning crochet, knit, and sewing designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
       
      Their fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing.

      The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Vogue Knitting LIVE, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.

      Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book with C&T Publishing. Look for it in December 2020.

      SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

      Facebook.com/Shibaguyz

      Instagram.com/Shibaguyz

      Twitter.com/shibaguyz


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