Announcing Advanced 3-day class

Modern Boro Inspired Quilts 

North House Folk School 

Fiber Week

Feb. 15-17, 2020

Boro and Shibori - Dye your own fabrics, 

Stitch them together inspired by Boro 

Explore several Japanese folk textile traditions while creating a large form boro-inspired quilt or wall hanging using hand dyed shibori resist fabrics, vintage Japanese fabrics and your own upcycled, recycled fabric scraps. We’ll start by learning shibori dyeing techniques Itajame (folding and clamping) and Arashi (wrapping around a pole). We’ll then cover boro history, fabric collage (tearing and arranging and tacking). Students will learn the difference between sashiko and running stitch. As we work, students will learn advanced design techniques and principles such as composition, symmetry, texture, shape, color, placement, scale, balance. An on-going discussion of sustainability principles and ways to utilize fabric scraps, such as visible mending will inform our work throughout the course. Some understanding of sewing, hand stitching and hand dyeing is required,