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Boro-Style Sashiko Coaster-/Panel-Making Workshop (Beginner Level)

November 16, 2019

Session 1: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Session 2: 2:00 PM-3:30PM

Originally meaning “tatters” or “rags” in Japanese, boro is now a trending term that refers to mending worn-out fabrics with sashiko stitches as part of the "recycle, reuse, and refashion" movement. Sashiko, Japanese traditional stitching that reinforces and decorates fabrics at the same time, is getting more attention because of this refashioning trend. 

In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn basic techniques, tips, and tricks to make your own boro-style sashiko coasters/panels with running stitches. These techniques can be easily applied to mending jeans, shirts, and bags, as well as adding your personality to your clothing. You can also use these techniques and ideas to make your own tablet or business card case or to transform things like sneakers and backpacks into something unique. 

This hands-on workshop is organized by Utsuwa Magazine, an online magazine introducing Japanese crafts and food culture, and will be taught by the founder of the magazine, Noriko Komura. 

The class will take place at Korin, a Japanese kitchen and tableware store in Tribeca. Participants will receive a complimentary 10% off coupon that can be used at the store that day.

Location: Korin

57 Warren St., New York, NY 10007

Fee: $65 + tax

Materials (hand-dyed fabrics, sashiko threads, and a sashiko needle) are provided. 

Class size: 4–6 people 

Taught in English and Japanese

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