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Boro - Japanese Mending Workshop with Rob Jones

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Repair or embellish an item of your clothing using Japanese 'Boro' (meaning 'rags or tatters') or start a piece of your very own Boro textile art.
£55 pp
2hrs 30min
What happens in this class?

Boro (more accurately ‘Boro boro’), meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. A source of shame in Japan for many years, the fabrics are now highly prized and can fetch significant sums. Boro work follows the British wartime tradition of ‘make do and mend’ but was used out of necessity in Japan to prolong the life of clothes and bedding due to extreme poverty and the scarcity of textiles.

Your tutor is Rob Jones, a textiles designer who takes his inspiration from Japanese textiles disciplines including sashiko, boro, shibori and katagami stenciling. Rob…

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Things to remember

It is recommended that students bring an item of clothing you wish to repair although fabric and threads are provided should you wish to just practice or start on a piece of your very own Boro textile art.

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5(1 review)
Monique - 29 March 2019
Interesting informative and nice environment.
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Your Teacher

Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

Barley has been awarded as one of…

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Class Location
7 Broadway Market, Hackney
E8 4PH


Monique - 29 March 2019
Interesting informative and nice environment.