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Happy New Year from World Shibori Network! We would like to start this year out with offering a workshop, where you can turn the old into new! What better way to start things out?
Yoshiko Wada of World Shibori Network, will be teaching a new workshop at the Richmond Arts Center about the meaning and practice of creating “boro.” If you already practice your own mending, patching, and stitching, or want to feed a newfound interest, this is a perfect workshop for you. Learn about the history of “boro” as well as create pieces from your own old clothing and textiles.
Learn how to reinterpret material, process and content inspired by Japanese folk textile “boro,” a castaway rag, and make work which speaks from your own place. Sashiko stitching, shibori, the use of indigo and other transformative techniques will be examples of an alternative creative process where darning = healing, meditative action = marking time and reuse/repair = recording history. Bring your own recycled, used, stained scraps or moth-eaten woolens to incorporate into your work and a sewing machine if you have one.
To sign up or read more information, click here !
Where: Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA
When: Saturday March 28, and Saturday April 4
Repeated on Saturday April 25th and May 2nd. Signups not yet open. People who would like to continue from March/April class, to advanced sessions, can sign up for these by emailing sarah[at]yoshikowada[dot]com to save your spot.
What Time: 10 am – 4 pm
We hope to see you there!