Bojagi for Beginners with Moonhee Han
$69.00 - $79.00
Beginner to experienced hand sewers welcome.
Material charge of $15 is included in the class fee.
Step into the Bojagi Workshop 2024! Bojagi (보자기), a traditional Korean cloth for carrying, wrapping, or covering items, deeply ingrained in centuries of Korean history across all social classes. Join us for the inaugural Bojagi Workshop at KACC, where we unveil 'Yeonipdapo,' a lotus leaf-shaped cover tailored for beginners. Beyond its aesthetic allure, this creation is easily mastered through basic hand sewing techniques, ensuring practicality in daily life. Don't miss the chance to be part of this creative journey—dive into the world of Bojagi, experience the joy of crafting, and seamlessly integrate these timeless pieces into your everyday routines.
About Moonhee Han:
I always liked the look of bojagi, but it was not until 2002 while in Korea that I enrolled in a two-year course as an adult and started to learn a lot more about bojagi.
My new journey with bojagi started again in Wellington, New Zealand in 2018. In that year, I curated and contributed to a bojagi exhibition. The exhibition was a huge success and interest from the local community led me to set up a bojagi studio. People from a variety of backgrounds attended the classes. I was also invited to provide lectures to quilters, embroiderers, school children and individuals who wanted to learn about it. It was a wonderful experience to share bojagi with a wider audience. And helped me to appreciate more about the beauty of taking the time to create the pieces and appreciate the legacy our mothers had left us.
I am enthusiastic about sharing this beautiful traditional work with others. I hope I can meet people who are interested in learning about bojagi and these workshops would be a good start for them.
Yeonipdapo is a lotus leaf-shaped cover. It often goes well with a tea set. During this session I will
a) introduce Korean sheer silk and help the students to handle it. The students will also learn handling the round and curvey lines.
b) cover 'pinched seam' technique.
c) introduce and teach making and attaching basic decorations.
d) help the students completing the round hem.
1) a magnifying glass if helpful
2) a couple of very thin needles and some very fine pins ( If you don't have them, I will provide them)
3) a clear acrylic ruler with a grid (It is helpful to mark seam lines.)
4) fabric scissors (It deosn't need to be a proper large ones, anything you find it easy and handy to use to cut small pieces of fabric would be good enough.)
5) felt sheet (a firm, A4-size felt sheet is handy. You can find them in 2 dollar shops or in any craft sections but if you already have something to place underneath your fabric that makes it easier to create creases for seam lines just bring it.)
6) a hera marker or a thick needle for marking seam lines
Note regarding payment:
When you check out we offer two options for payment - internet banking or credit card. Our preference is internet banking as:
- We get the money the next day rather than 10 days later
- We don't pay credit card fees of approximately 2%
- It's much quicker for the Centre Manager to administrate
On completing your order you'll be given the bank account number.