Boro Workshop – Saturday, April 13th – SOFAAR Members Only

A reminder about our next SOFAAR Snips morning workshop, which will take place at 10am, April 13, 2024 at Granville Ferry Hall. This class will be facilitated by the wonderful Aprille Janes. This workshop is only available to SOFAAR Members.
About this workshop:
Boro (sometimes called Japanese patchwork) is a form of slow stitching. It developed in the 19th century in rural Japan as a means of preserving precious fabric items such as futons and clothing. It is essentially the practice of using a simple running stitch (known as a Sashiko stitch) to reinforce a textile item using spare or would-be-discarded scraps of fabric. Born from necessity, it has evolved into a distinctively gorgeous textile artform.
Boro requires few supplies and is extremely portable. While a small kit will be available for purchase ($2) it’s also a great way to use up those precious bits of cotton pieces in your own fabric stash. We encourage you to bring them along. Traditional boro would consist of darker fabrics (think indigo cottons) but you can certainly add colour if you want it!
If you haven’t already signed up and would like to attend,  please message Rachel at to register and I’ll send you a more detailed supply list.  An opportunity not to be missed!