Koreon Bojagi Workshop with Philomena Hali

Workshop Outline:
Bojagi is a Korean wrapping cloth ( for weddings, gifts, pattern storage, food), constructed by piecing fabric, using up to five very strong seams.
Mostly translucent fabrics like organzas or ramie and sheer linens or cottons are used, however any fabric can be used.

Bojagi can be done by hand or machine – it is not unlike patchwork – but has its own uniqueness as far as piecing goes.
( My preference is to teach traditonal hand stitching, however participants may later translate the seams to machine stitching)

Student requirement list :
• Fabrics:- Fabrics with sheer translucent qualities ; ie. silk organza, , fine linen, hemp or ramie, or cotton. However also bring opaque fabrics – these add interest and contrast when piecing. Scraps and pieces will be useful for this workshop.
( Students will learn to do traditional rice starching of fabrics for ultimate finish )
• Op shop clothes can be used- choose fabrics or garments in linens, cottons or silk.
• Sewing kit- hand sewing needles assorted, (quilters needles are good), thimble,
• Fabric scissors, thread snips or sharp embroidery scissors, or quick unpick
• Dressmakers pencil, ruler
• Threads: silk, plain and coloured, fine, or good quality embroidery threads
• Camera, battery charger
• Notebook, glues stick, pens/pencils
• Closed shoes
• Some means of identifying dyed work is very useful.
• If bringing sewing machine, please be sure it has been checked by electrician for compliance and tagged for safety reasons. Bring all relevant accessories and manual.

For further information please contact Philomena Hali
Email: [email protected]

Philomena Hali
Saturday 18 October 2014
9:30am – 3:30pm
Central Craft, Araluen Cultural Precinct, 61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, PO Box 85 Alice Springs NT 0870
$ 100.00 members, $120.00 non-members, plus material fee to be advised by tutor