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Boro

Presented by Textiles West at Textiles West, Colorado Springs CO

Feb 09 2019
Boro presented by Textiles West at Textiles West, Colorado Springs CO

Boro is the Japanese word for tattered rags. Gather up your bits of worn and beautiful fabric and let’s create a wall hanging that will speak of carefully preserved memories using this fascinating artful mending technique!

Boro is the Japanese word for tattered rags. From the 1600’s and even into the early 1900’s the Japanese farmers of the northern region of Honshu used this technique to repair and patch their clothes.

Originally made from hemp the farmers were gradually able to get their hands on bits of cotton and finally silk. Every little scrap was precious and washed and saved until it was used to give their clothes longevity.

These items of clothing were so used and worn and yet have such strength that

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ADMISSION INFO

Member: $85

Non-Member: $95

Optional kit: $40 This will include the front, back and batting. Patches, fabric, and threads will also be included. The patches fabric is all Japanese cottons and will be your choice from my stash. The indigo will be some that I have dyed myself so you will get the hand dyed look.

Contact: (651) 587-2578

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Textiles West

6545 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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Free public parking available.

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