On this one-day course, you will learn how to cut and piece together coloured ramie fabrics, using traditional seams, techniques and tools to make a contemporary covering cloth by hand. This type of piecing is known as Jogakbo or pieced patchwork.
The course will start with a short talk, introducing the different types of wrapping cloths. The tutor will show a selection of her work, illustrating the different types and techniques used when making bojagi.
You will be working with traditional ramie fabric. This fabric will be part of the kit that you will be given at the start of the course. Your kit will contain a design for you to follow as a guide or you can create your own informal design.
The tutor will demonstrate techniques to the whole group, but will work with you individually in starting to create your own jogakbo design. Instructions for completing the cloth will also be included in your kit, in case you do not reach that stage.
The aim of the workshop is to explore the use of the Garumsol seam (whip stitched seam) for joining fabrics together within an informal design to make a lined covering cloth. Symbolic decorative embellishments, Bakjwi maedup (Bat knot) and Settam Sangchim (triple stitching), will be demonstrated for inclusion in the cloth. The significance of these embellishments and others will be explored.
You will be able to take inspiration from the historical examples of wrapping and covering cloths from the resources provided during the class. Please bring a notepad and pen.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
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