Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

London : wanna learn something (old) new?

In London this week and at a loose end? Our tip for trying something new would be to take the bus to Walthamstow for a Sashiko+Boro – Japanese Mending Workshop.

Well, it may be new to you but Boro is the age-old Japanese art of mending textiles and is literally translated as rags or scraps of cloth. As far back as the 17th century, peasants, merchants, and artisans would patch up clothing and quilts using scraps of old kimonos or hemp fabric, making the garment last long enough to be passed down through generations. Sashiko is a form of embroidery, usually a running stitch, and is literally translated to little stabs. Its sturdy method makes it ideal for boro and perfect for mending denim. I love the exposed stitching and the idea of using various patches to play with patterns and various shades of indigo. 


Saturday 27th November 1pm - 3pm 

Locus of Walthamstow 1 Chingford Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4PW 



During this 2 hour workshop, you will be given an introduction to the traditional Japanese method of mending- using Sashiko and Boro embroidery, using beautiful fabrics as patches to fix any holes in your clothing, and creating beautiful traditional designs.


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