Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre
$25 I Age 14+
Boro means ragged, tattered and patched textile garments. This workshop
allows participants to discover new life for 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.
What to bring: an item in need of repair, preferably denim or similar and a pair of scissors. Fabric for patching, needles and threads will be provided.
Irene Fraleigh has lived on Gabriola for 5 years. Originally from Edmonton where she owned a craft store, she offered classes and workshops for young and old in all sorts of artsy pursuits. Since coming to Gabriola her focus is moving more and more to recycling, reusing and reimagining textiles, garments and found objects to create opportunities to be kind to our planet. And to just have crafting fun.