Make a ‘Boro’ patchwork coaster for The Bookstore Cafe providing new life for scrap fabric!
Participants will join our Textiles Group on this new project to create coasters for our cafe and for events, helping us to make this a truly beautiful space whilst learning new skills. Participants will be able to leave their Makers Mark on their coasters, so everyone can recognise your handy work.
The name for this technique comes from the Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired, boro refers to the practice of reworking and repairing textiles through piecing, patching and stitching, in order to extend their use. Worn areas of cloth are patched over or older garments cut up and joined, with running stitches or areas of sashiko (running stitches sewn through layers of fabric), used for reinforcement and to quilt layers of cloth together.
Materials are provided, including lovely scrap fabric and sashiko needles.
This workshop is part of the Waste-Less Market, and will be delivered by Lemuel MC and The Exchange.