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 Textile Evolution

Liz Kettle Artist, Author and Creator of the Stitch Meditation process

Japanese Boro with Ruth Chandler

  • Number of students: 2
  • Teacher: Ruth Chandler
  • Released: 09/16/2018 12:49:56
  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration:
  • Price: $ 50.00

Table of Contents

Viewed
Level
Welcome to Boro
Supplies and Resources
Getting Started
Adding Bits
Stitches and Threads
Adding Generations
The Home Stretch

Description

Boro is the Japanese word for tattered rags. From the 1600’s and even into the early 1900’s the Japanese farmers of the northern region of Honshu used this technique to repair and patch their clothes. Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk. Every little scrap was precious and washed and saved until it was used to give their clothes longevity. These items of clothing were so used and worn and yet have such strength that you can’t help but admire them.

So gather up your bits of worn and beautiful fabric and let’s create a wall hanging that will speak of carefully preserved memories. A time when fabric was precious and hard to find and every little bit was worth saving.

the fabric suggestions below are for a traditional Japanese look, you may of course use any fabrics you have on hand.

Ruth has a kit that you can purchase here.

Supply List-
·2- 20x26 pieces of indigo fabric
·1-20x26 piece of cotton batting (I have been using black batting but natural is fine)
·Fabric bits for “patches”
·Thread, fibers, pearl cotton, floss, to match patches fabric
·Needles, (chenille sizes 18-24 and embroidery)
·Thimble
·Reading glasses if needed
·Large scissors for cutting patches
·Small scissors for trimming thread
·Pins for securing patches

Price

Plan Name Price
Ruth's Class: $ 50.00

Teacher

Ruth Chandler

Courses by this teacher

Name Level Release Date
Fabric Embellishment Book Study 05/04/2015 21:00:00
Japanese Boro with Ruth Chandler 09/16/2018 12:49:56
Quiz Status
Viewed
Duration
Level
Welcome to Boro
Supplies and Resources
Getting Started
Adding Bits
Stitches and Threads
Adding Generations
The Home Stretch