Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2022, Saeksilnubi, Online Workshop hosted by Youngmin Lee
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2022, 16:00 - 19:00 BST (British Summer 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. You can find more about Youngmin Lee's work here.
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 is used to make practical objects such as small pouches to store and carry tobacco, flint stone and metal, pin cushion, glasses case, and paper sock patterns. This technique strengthened the fabric and protected from humidity.
In this workshop, Youngmin will talk about the history of this craft and share design ideas. She also will teach to make hanji cords and quilt with them. Repetition of lines created with Bageumjil (back stitch), and Hanji cord will make geometrical pattern and raised texture. After quilting process is done, Youngmin will teach another stitch technique to turn your quilted square into a small pouch with a tie strap.
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
Materials that participants 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 packages 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 package 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.