Bojagi Patchwork Pouch with Youngmin Lee - February 25th
Bojagi (Korean Wrapping Cloths) are pieced together from small scraps of cloth. It is the most unique form of Korean textile art. Bojagi occupied a prominent place in the daily lives of Koreans of all classes. They were used to wrap or carry everything from precious ritual objects to everyday clothes and common household goods. It is also strikingly contemporary: the designs and colors of bojagi remind one of the works of modern abstract artists. Bojagi can be described as a true form of abstract expressionism.
Yemulbo is a type of bojagi used to wrap special gifts. Youngmin will teach you techniques such as gamchimjil and settam sangchim, all part of learning bojagi construction. Students will use many small pieces of light weight fabrics, we suggest pairing different cuts Liberty of London tana lawn and silk organza, as in the samples pictured, to make a geometric patterned bojagi. The finished project will have unique compositions of shapes, lines, and texture. Youngmin will also show you the traditional Korean method of folding and tying your new patchwork bojagi!
Please note, this is a hand sewing class, no sewing machine is required.
Required Materials (all available through A Verb for Keeping Warm):
+Liberty of London Fabric, Merchant and Mills Fine Muslin, Silk Organza, or other lightweight cottons (approximately 3/4 yard total, of 4-8 different fabrics)
+hand sewing needles
+clear grid rulers
1 session/ 6 hours
Date: Saturday, February 25th
Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm with a 1/2 hour lunch break
Youngmin Lee is a Korean textile artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a BA in Clothing and Textile and an MFA in Fashion Design, Youngmin has presented numerous workshops, classes and demonstrations on Korean Textile Arts including workshops at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Oakland Museum, Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, Sonoma County Museum, East Bay Heritage Quilters, Wearable Art Connection of Southern California, Richmond Art Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California.
Cancellation policy: Please note, for this special event, you must cancel 7 days before the start date of your class in order to receive a full refund. We cannot honor any refunds within 7 days of the class start date unless we are able to fill the class from the waiting list.