£12; Free for children under-16 - SUITABLE FOR ALL ABILITIES
Those that bring their own patchwork scraps get a free hot drink from the Bookstore Cafe!
Make a ‘Boro’ patchwork coaster providing new life for scrap fabric.
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 backing for two coasters, fabric pieces and a sashiko needle. In the workshop, participants will focus on creating one coaster, but you are able to take the needle and fabric for a second coaster away with you so you can make a pair.
This workshop is part of the Waste-Less Market, and will be delivered by Lemuel MC and The Exchange.