All courses are held in our workshop below the shop, with six sewing machines, tables, cutting boards and ironing boards. Kitchen and bathroom facilities also.
Fabric and patterns are not included in workshop price unless specified. Workshops won’t be refunded unless the entire class is cancelled.

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Boro Workshop

8th June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Boro Workshop with Helen Ott.

This workshop will introduce the Japanese techniques of Sashiko and also Boro. One side of your little pincushion will be a striking Sashiko design, using simple running stitches in a pretty variegated thread. The reverse will allow you to explore the use of Boro work, stitching together precious scraps of ancient Japanese fabrics.
A pack of supplies will need to be purchased from Helen on the day : in your kit will be squares of hand dyed Japanese indigo fabric as a base for both sides. Your sashiko design will already be drawn out for you and you will have a choice of patches to use for your Boro work on the other side.
Needles, threads and stuffing will also be provided.
All materials are sourced directly from Japan, where Helen lived for seven years, learning different techniques and collecting various textiles during her stay.

Fabric not included, a  £10 Japanese kit supplied by Helen.

Cake and light lunch from Juliet’s cafe included.

Check out Helens work on instagram: nelotto



8th June 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm