Forage by Lisa Mattock – Japanese Floral Motifs
March 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm$150
Japanese Floral Motifs
This class focuses on ways in which traditional Japanese
motifs can be incorporated with stitching techniques
such as couching and chain stitch.
A starter pack is included in the cost of the class
Additional starter packs will be available for the each different
motif. These include a selection of vintage Japanese
textiles and Wonderfil thread.
The Notion of ‘Slow Stitching’
Slow stitching centres around the ‘make do and mend’ and ‘waste not, want not’ ethos of yesteryear.
It is a nod to the generations that came before ours in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable. This is not a complicated process which relies on numerous fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness. Rather, Lisa embraces the timeworn nature of our materials, and the individuality of our stitching methods. Simplicity is key.
Stitching methods… simple and repetitive
Lisa draws inspiration from the Japanese stitching methods of boro and sashiko and takes a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited and vintage textiles to create a background of artwoks.
Students will stitch their background using simple stab stitch to connect their pieces of upcycled cloth.
A stitched silhouette can then be added as a finishing embellishment to the stitched cloth background.
Sashiko (literally ‘little stabs’ ) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching.
Boro is the art of mending rags or scraps of cloth. The term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched- up and repaired many times.
Each student will be supplied with all necessary materials, including class notes and a goodie bag which includes an array of reclaimed textiles, threads and embellishments.
|Level of skill||Beginners to advanced|
|Hours of attendance||10:00am to 3:00pm|
|Cost||$150 with Starter pack included|