Jogakbo Patchwork Hand Stitching with Youngmin Lee: Coming Soon!
Bojagi (Korean Wrapping Cloths) are pieced together from small scraps of cloth and hand-stitched. 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 jogakbo construction in this workshop. Students will use many small pieces of lightweight fabrics to hand-sew 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):
+ rotary cutter
+ fabric scissors
+ Hera marker
+ hand sewing needles
+ clear grid rulers
+ lightweight fabric or fabric scraps, like cotton lawn, voile, silk gauze (see below)
Students may choose to do any of the following (or a combination):
+ Purchase a special kit for $20 from Youngmin containing a variety of Korean silk gauze fabrics
+ Bring fabric or fabric scraps from home (this is a fun way to make your piece unique and a reflection of you)
+ Purchase a variety of lightweight fabrics from Verb
Youngmin recommends having 4-10 colors of fabric that equal approximately 1/2 yard or more.
1 session/ 6 hours
Class Size: 12 students max.
Date: Coming Soon!
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.