Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2022, Bojagi, Online Workshop with Youngmin Lee
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2022, 16:00 - 19:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
Online workshop, hosted on Zoom by Youngmin Lee
Youngmin Lee is a textile artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area in US. Her interest in textiles led her to study Clothing and Textile in college. She worked as a fashion designer in Seoul, South Korea and she continued her studies and received an MFA in Fashion Design.
After she moved to California with her family in 1996, she started creating textile art using hand stitching techniques. She chose Bojagi (Korean wrapping cloths) as her creative medium and presented workshops on Korean textile arts including Bojagi workshops. In addition to teaching in person, Youngmin created Bojagi: The Art of Wrapping Cloths in 2013 to tell the story of Korean textiles. She teaches numerous workshops about Bojagi and Korean traditional textile art from.
She founded the Korean Textile Tour in 2017 to introduce Korean traditional textile art and culture. She leads this tour annually and travel with textile enthusiasts to learn textile traditions in Korea.
Youngmin’s bojagi works have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and abroad. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco has her work in the museum collection. In 2020, one of her work, ‘Remnants of Memory’ was included in ‘De Young Open’ a juried community art exhibition by the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
Outline of the workshop
In the past, Jogakbo, patchwork bojagi, was made with leftover remnants of fabric from other projects. Using Korean traditional techniques such as Gamchimjil and Settam Sangchim, Youngmin will teach basic jogakbo construction in this workshop. Bojagi construction involves relaxing and mindful hand stitching while working on it, wish for the happiness and well-being of recipient of bojagi. During the workshop, Youngmin will show how to use many small pieces of fabrics to create a geometric pattern or free form bojagi. Youngmin will also discuss about different designs and colour choices.
This workshop is a hand sewing class.
A material pack will be sent to participants prior to the workshop containing:
- Assorted Sukgosa (Korean silk gauze)
- A needle
- Silk thread
- Instructions (PDF) and the link to a video resource (sent via email)
Additional material list (not provided)
- Grid quilting rulers
- Fabric scissors
- Hera marker or bone folder or craft awl
- Iron and ironing board
- Basic sewing tools such as needle (optional)
- Thread =(50wt cotton or 50wt silk), pins (optional)
Optional materials - cutting mat, rotary cutter, threader, lamp, magnifying glass.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
All places reserved on workshops are non refundable, however, if you let us know you are not able to make a workshop you have booked at least two weeks prior to the event, we will offer a credit note.
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