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Learn to assemble, patch, and repair with our sewing short courses in Sydney!

Calling all textile lovers! Create a textile heirloom piece inspired by the mending and repair culture of traditional Japanese Boro. In this course, you'll learn to employ intricate hand embroidery techniques to our fabric collages using well-worn, pre-loved, and new fabrics. Come along and learn the design and development process of this traditional Japanese textile approach, which is currently making a big resurgence. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to up-cycle and repurpose.

If you love the qualities of handmade cloth and storytelling, this workshop is for you. Whether just starting with textiles or you feel like developing your artistic skill further, this one-day workshop is for you.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Japanese boro stitching workshop, you should have:

  • learned some beautiful hand-stitching techniques
  • crafted a beautiful piece of their own
  • learned the art of slow stitch as a form of mindfulness and relaxation

Who is this Japanese boro stitching workshop for?

This class is designed for beginners. No prior experience is required.

What to bring to class

  • An assortment of small hand-picked fabric pieces/scraps. (Suggestion - various patterns, textures, shades of colour. Work with one colour scheme)
  • An assortment of threads (embroidery, sewing cotton)
  • Calico fabric ×1 metre
  • Sewing pins
  • Hand sewing needles (various sizes)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Quick unpick
  • Optional – A pre-loved garment needs mending

Additional information

  • Please wear covered shoes.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: It gave me permission to be creative and continue with my own projects. Looking forward to an intermediate/advanced class to explore new ways of sewing Boro.

  • said: Constructive, encouraging and engaging. Lorna is a fabulous tutor and the class was peaceful and productive. Highly recommend!

  • said: Great introduction to boro stitching! A very meditative process, really enjoyed the class, thanks!

  • said: 5 stars

  • said: Learning a new skill

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