Portland, OR 2022 FALL Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Ruth Chandler
9:00 - 4:30
Wed Oct 19

Boro Deconstructed Collage (The Art of Tattered Rags)

$ 180  


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 Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk.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  $50 payabale to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Everything you need to construct your Boro piece
Front , back and batting
Indigo dyed fabric by Ruth
Great  Japenese 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
Ott light if desired for ease of seeing

Chocolate to share