Boro Sashiko Table Mat Class with Becky Scellato
SATURDAY, MAY 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Boro, a patching technique dating back to the Edo period (1606-1868) was used by the Japanese peasants to mend and repair and extend the life of their garments and household textiles. The Japanese believe in Mottainai - that the old can be made new and everything can be used again. Every bit of fabric is saved and crafted into something new.
In this class, students will create a boro table mat with sashiko stitching. You'll select from yukata, kasuri and other Japanese fabrics provided in class to layer on your table mat fabric. Sashiko stitching will then be added to transform the patches into a one-of-a-kind table mat.
Class Fee: $45 – includes fabrics for table mat including base fabric, yukata, kasuri, and other Japanese fabrics, sashiko threads, and sashiko needle. (Fabrics provided will be different but similar to those shown in the sample.)
Students should bring: Straight pins, scissors for cutting fabrics and threads. Thimble and needle threader (optional).
Please feel free to bring additional fabrics from your own stash of Japanese fabrics that you might want to add to your table mat.
Class size: Limit 10