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The Art of Mottainai: Japanese Boro Stitching

  • Blue Bar Quilts inc. 6333 University Avenue Middleton, WI, 53562 United States (map)

We will use improvisation and hand-stitching with Japanese yarn and Sashiko thread to create rich textures that pay homage to the recycle and reuse culture. The focus will be on form and texture with an emphasis on improvisation. It is possible to control the color palette using this technique and Maday will provide denim scraps to expand your design choices.

Mottainai is a Japanese way of being which means "taking good care of things with respect, making it last long, not wasting and re-appreciating." It is a philosophy that I, as the instructor, deeply embrace.

(Mottainai meaning above as depicted in the magazine Selvedge: the fabric of your life, Issue 81 Japan Blue).



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