Wednesday, Aug 12 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre


Boro means ragged, tattered and patched textile garments. This workshop allows participants to breathe new life into well loved clothing. Up-cycle your favourite garments with visible patching and sashiko stitches. Elbow patches, torn knees, or worn out seats are no match for this simple yet effective technique. Your mending project will inject personality and uniqueness while extending the useful life of clothing.

Irene Fraleigh has been crafting and making things all her life and has taught a variety of workshops for all ages.

13+ | $50

Students should bring: Damaged clothing items they’d like to repair (preferably denim or similar weight) and a pair of scissors.

Please note: Workshop registration is limited to 6 people. The workshop will be held outdoor and seating will be spaced 6 feet apart. COVID protocols in effect. A CapShield – a reusable plastic face shield with clips that attach to any hat – will be provided to you free of charge.