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Introduction to Boro Stitching

Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM (EDT)

Introduction to Boro Stitching

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Boro Stitching Workshop 12 Tickets 17 Oct 2018 $5.00 $0.83

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Join local boro / sashiko stitcher Daccy Morrow to learn basic boro stitching and how it can be applied to your current stitching repitoire. Using bright or contrasting threads the mender can feature a repair in place of the commonly used art of invisible mending. A great 'recital' for the novice and experienced sewist.

 "Although beautiful, boro cloths came about through pure necessity. During the 18th and 19th centuries cotton was a luxury afforded only to the nobility. The lower classes had homespun fibres that were more difficult to make into fabric and didn't last as well. By patching and stitching, the fabric could be strengthend and its life could be extended. During the Edo era there were also laws that restricted lower classes from wearing bright colours which is why the cloths are indigo blue and brown. Boro textiles are now highly sought after collectibles.

During these times pieces of cloth were re-purposed in various forms. Often starting off as a kimono then becoming every day clothing, a piece of sleepwear, a futon cover, a bag then finally a dusting cloth. Every scrap was used until it wore out."      (reference https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/how-traditional-boro-clothes-mending/)

This workshop will be held in the Espanola Public Library board room.

Participants 12 and under accompanied by an adult please.

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 How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please e-mail us at coordinator@espanolafibreartsfestival.ca if you have any questions.

What's the refund policy?

Registration fees are non-refundable, however, your registration for this workshop is completely transferrable. 

Have questions about Introduction to Boro Stitching? Contact Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

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Espanola Public Library
245 Avery Drive
Espanola, ON P5E 1S4
Canada

Saturday, 20 October 2018 from 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM (EDT)


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Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

The only festival of its kind, showcasing fibre artists and their work.  Our team selects unique and authentic instructors, artisans and suppliers from all across Ontario & Canada.  From bobbin lace to wood working, we feature a variety of workshops, demonstrations & fibre arts related activities.    

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