Japanese Embroidery with BeBeBold Day 1 (deposit)


Saturday 4 May 10am-4pm

Our weekend of Japanese style embroidery with Jane MacDonald from BeBeBold is deisgned to introduce you to the techniques of Boro, Kogin, Sashiko and Hitomezashi.

Day 1 will cover Kogin (2 hours) and Boro (4 hours) 


Kogin is an ancient embroidery technique originating from the Aomori prefecture in Japan. Traditionally a cotton thread was embroidered on a hemp or linen fabrics to make peasants garments more resistant to cold climates. With time Kogin designs became more specific to particular areas and developed into an art.

Today you can make kogin with linen or cotton fabrics and colourful cotton threads.

Kogin can be used to decorate dining cloths, accessories, pouches and bags.



Boro is the Japanese way to describe a fabric or a garment that has been patched or mended. Japanese indigo dyed cotton garments were recycled and used to patch other pieces of clothing giving them a distinctive aspect.

Boro can be used to embellish old garments, make purses and bags and is beautiful on smaller objects like brooches and key rings.

Your piece of Boro will be used to begin a Kinchaku bag (drawstring bag) which is a perfect project bag size.

Total Tuition: $120

plus materials

Collections: Classes

Type: Class

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