Sewing: Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop

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Learn to assemble, patch, and repair with our Sewing 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 hand made 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.


By the end of this course you will have:

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

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 x1metre
  • Hand sewing needles (various sizes)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Quick unpick
  • Optional – A pre-loved garment which may need mending

Other information

  • Please wear covered shoes.


Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church). If driving, 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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Sewing: Japanese Boro Stitching Workshop

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$169 Limited inc GST / $135.20 / $152.10

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Course testimonials:

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

  • said: Great workshop, good fun

  • said: Lorna was a warm kind and friendly teacher who openly shared her skills and love of contemporary sewing. It was great to learn about a new type of stitching together with the basics of design and technique. Great to be part of conversation and Stitching in a comfortable environment. Thank you

  • said: Fabulous workshop - creative and inspiring and for me opened a whole new world of reviving loved pieces of clothing. Lorna was just lovely and her depth of knowledge or stitching, textiles and design made this a fascinating day that went way too fast! Thanks Lorna and the lovely ladies that attended the workshop.

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

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