The Contemplative Stitch – Boro plus the Basics
Slowing down the production, reconnecting the creative – The Contemplative Stitch – Boro class introduces participants to a Japanese form of stitching and textiles that traditionally was referred to as “mended or patched cloth”, a skill that was necessary in keeping clothing functional and warm. Today, however, Boro has been elevated to an art form that can be functional, decorative and story-filled. You will enjoy the journey through the history and practice of Boro and its application of stitch.
Boro plus the Basics will include an introduction of Basic Embroidery Stitches for the enhancement of your boro or other stitching projects. Through the application of a few basic stitches, participants will explore the ‘zen’ of hand stitching and discover the joy in working ‘with stitch’ to create decorative, functional and story-filled pieces.
Perfect for beginners or seasoned sewers, no sewing machines or technology required, just a curiosity and a desire to ‘slow things down’. Participants will have the opportunity to master the basics and explore the ‘revival’ of traditional stitch techniques, while applying them for functionality, embellishment and yes, even a little ‘stress’ therapy!
Instructor – Wendy Drummond
$45 (plus supply fee $10)
February 4th, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
February 18th, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Pre-register at eunoia fibre studio & gallery in the Townsite Market – Open 10-5, Tuesday to Saturday
Register early – Class size is limited.