Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2022, Saeksilnubi with Youngmin Lee
16:00 - 19:00 BST (British Summer Time)
Hosted on Zoom by Youngmin Lee
Youngmin has been reviving the ancient craft of Jogakbo, a form of patchwork Bojagi made with leftover remnants of fabric and Saeksilnubi, Korean quilting, since moving to San Francisco in 1996. Youngmin’s work 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 works, ‘Remnants of Memory’ was included in ‘De Young Open’ a juried community art exhibition by the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
In 2017, she founded the Korean Textile Tour to introduce Korean traditional textile art and culture. She leads this tour annually and travels with textile enthusiasts to learn textile traditions in Korea.
Outline of the workshop
Saeksilnubi 색실누비, coloured thread quilting is a Korean traditional craft that uses two layers of fabrics, cords made with hanji (Korean mulberry paper), and colourful threads to make quilted texture. Hanji cord or cotton cord is used as a batting or stuffing. Repetition of lines created with Bageumjil (back stitch) and Hanji cord make geometrical pattern and raised texture.
Saeksilnibi was historically used to make small pouches to store and carry tobacco, flint stone and metal, pin cushion, glasses case, and paper sock patterns. The quilting technique strengthens the fabric and protects it from humidity.
In this workshop, Youngmin will teach the history of this craft and share design ideas drawn from historical Saeksilnibi pouches. She will teach you how to make hanji cords and quilt with them. Repetition of lines created with Bageumjil (back stitch), and Hanji cord will make geometrical pattern and create texture on the surface of the quilt. In addition, Youngmin will teach complementary stitching techniques used in Korean textiles to turn your quilted square into a small pouch.
A material pack will be sent to attendees prior to the workshop containing:
- Sukgosa (Korean silk gauze) in a variety of colours
- Hanji (Korean paper)
- Wooden craft stylus
In addition to the material pack, participants will also need to provide:
- Craft scissors
- Fabric scissors
- Fabric pencil or erasable pen (Frixion)
- Grid quilting ruler
- 12 mm Bias tape maker (optional)
Please note: material packs are shipped on an insured, trackable delivery service. Any customs duties, delays, lost or undeliverable packages are the responsibility of the customer. Once a material pack leaves the workshop tutors' hands with a tracking number, the seller has no further obligation to the buyer.
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.
If you require additional information about this workshop please contact Catherine Harris, email@example.com.