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"Boro" Sashiko is a Japanese mending technique that uses the thread as a highlight the mending rather than trying to conceal it. In this course we learn how to use Boro techniques to create a small zippered bag that you can use to store your sashiko tools in. We will also discuss the what, the why and how of Boro Sashiko and learn how to do the stitching and the special casting on/off technique that it uses. We will also share ideas for Boro Sashiko projects for your future crafting happiness!

Materials Required: Please bring the following with you
● Tin of pins
● Fabric scissors
● Sashiko needle and sashiko thread - (do not use ordinary embroidery thread or needles)
● One “fat quarter” of plain cotton/linen for the base of your bag
● 8-12 patches of varying sizes (cotton/linen)
● 20-25cm zipper

Additional Information: AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: - sashiko needles, sashiko thread and sashiko thimbles will be available to purchase on the day if needed.

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