Virginia Beach 2017 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday October 7

VA107 - Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)

$ 150  


Boro is the Japanese word for tattered rags. From the 1600’s and even into the early 1900’s the Japanese farmers of the northern region of Honshu used this technique to repair and patch their clothes. Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk. Every little scrap was precious and washed and saved until it was used to give their clothes longevity. These items of clothing were so used and worn and yet have such strength that you can’t help but admire them.
So gather up your bits of worn and beautiful fabric and let’s create a wall hanging that will speak of carefully preserved memories. A time when fabric was precious and hard to find and every little bit was worth saving.

Supply Fee : $40

Includes  all you need to construct your Boro piece

Front , back and batting

Indigo dyed fabric by Ruth

GreatJjapenese fabric that Ruth collects


Supply list:
if you have a few special fabric pieces to add bring them along
Reading glasses if needed
Large scissors for cutting patches
Small scissors for trimming thread
Pins for securing patches

Chocolate to share