Boro and Beyond: The Versatile Running Stitch with Julie Booth
Saturday-Sunday, February 24-25, 2018
10:00 am – 4:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
From the rustically stitched layers of recycled indigo fabrics found in Japanese Boro to the rhythmically patterned designs of Indian Kantha, variations of the Running Stitch can be found in almost every culture.
In this weekend workshop, we’ll explore this versatile stitch. In Day 1, students will create a series of Running Stitch samplers. Students will have the opportunity to see how this stitch can be used to appliqué, quilt, gather/distort, and pattern fabric. In Day 2, students will design a stitched work that incorporates some or all of the techniques from Day 1. Come enjoy a weekend full of exciting exploration and relaxing hand stitching!
Class fee includes a $15 kit/supply fee. Download your supply list »
Visit Julie’s blog (part 1
and part 2
) for additional information about the last session of this class and lots of inspiring photos of student work!
About the Instructor:
Julie B. Booth, author of Fabric Printing at Home: Quick and Easy Fabric Design Using Fresh Produce and Found Objects
, has a BA in studio art and was awarded the Margaret M. Conant
Grant from the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. She has exhibited her work in a number of area galleries as well as in nationally traveling exhibitions. Visit her blog at www.threadbornblog.com