I gave a one-day Japanese Boro Bag Workshop to some really delightful and enthusiastic kids this week at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre.
I was amazed at how quickly some of the kids grasped the concept as well as handling needle and thread.
One little grade three girl did the neatest backstitch for the seams (have a look below)!
They were very receptive to the idea of using old clothes in this way, and we talked about the aesthetic appeal of combining these fabrics with a limited palette and varying patterns and textures.
I pre-sewed the bag linings to save time, and sensibly, brought the sewing machine so I could hurry things up towards the end of the day, but the kids were keen to hand sew the side seams.
I’ll think I’ll need to make the workshop a two-day one next time.
The results were just beautiful!
And the kids learned so much too.
Always a bonus!