Boro Placemat

Workshop topic: Traditional hand sewing
Languages: French flag English flag
Nb of students: 15

Participants will discover how to combine fabric scraps to create a new textile: Boro. The sashiko stitch embroidery technique will be used to complete the creation by stabilizing the Boro piece.

List of supplies
  • sewing needles
  • neutral sewing thread
  • thimble
  • pins
  • fabric scissors
  • rotary cutter
  • cutting mat
Required supplies
  • ruler and fabric pen
  • building pins
  • thread and needles for building
Fabrics to bring + lengh
  • Scrap fabric
+ Content

The kit contains the fabrics (dark or light), gauze, sashiko threads, needle and thimble.

The teacher

Jane MacDonald, the founder of BeBe Bold Textiles and Crafts has an enduring interest in Japanese material culture and and unwavering enthusiasm to produce designs which work within this tradition. She develops ideas with materials and techniques which respect distinct characteristics and histories of Japan. BeBe Bold is founded on a philosophy of quality and admiration for Japan’s textile history, a history that is still being formed as artisans craft the future of Japanese textiles within the visual currency of contemporary design.