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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

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.

Classes

Sewing: Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop

<p>Learn to assemble, patch, and repair with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/sewing">sewing short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Calling all textile lovers! Create a

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$199 Limited inc GST / $149 / $159.20 / $179.10
Please check materials list for what to bring

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Sewing: Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Sewing: Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Fabulous workshop - creative and inspiring and for me opened a whole new world of reviving loved pieces of clothing.

  • said: 5 stars

  • said: Great workshop, good fun

  • said: Meeting other like-minded people, space to be creative, the tutor as a resource during the day.

  • 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.