Mosi Jogakbo Patchwork with Youngmin Lee

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 and also to cover food. 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.

Jogakbo, patchwork bojagi, was made with remnants of fabrics from leftover cloths in the past. Youngmin will teach basic mosi (ramie) jogakbo construction in this workshop. Ssamsol is a special seam technique that makes the front and back of this jogakbo identical. Students will use many small pieces of ramie fabrics to make a geometric patterned bojagi. The finished project will have unique compositions of shapes, lines and texture.

Required Materials (all available through A Verb for Keeping Warm):

  • Mosi (ramie) Fabric Kit - $30.00 (payable by cash or check to the teacher)
  • fabric scissors
  • Hera marker
  • pins
  • hand sewing needles
  • thread
  • clear grid rulers

Additional materials to bring:

  • rotary cutter and small cutting mat

1 session/ 6 hours

Class max: 12 students

Date: TBD
Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

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.


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