Boro Workshop with Janice Gunner - Sunday 13th October 2019
Sunday 13th October 2019 10am - 4pm
We are delighted to welcome textile artist Janice Gunner to Needle & Thread for two Japanese textile themed workshops!
Boro is the Japanese word for rags, these much sought after recycled garments and bed covers were repaired and reused out of necessity. Spend a day with Janice Gunner learning all about these unintended works of art. Taking inspiration from Janice's real Japanese Boro and new pieces she has made in this style to make a small piece of your own using new or recycled cotton fabrics with simple piecing methods and relaxing Sashiko style hand stitching.
Includes: Lunch, cake & refreshments and materials.
Janice Gunner is an award winning textile artist - particularly known for her quilt art and her Shibori - in both the UK and internationally. She won the Jewel Patterson Scholarship for international Quilt Teachers in 1999, was awarded the Amy Emms MBE for services to Quilt-making in 2008 and the prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence as a lecturer in 2018. Janice is a former President of The Quilters Guild of the British Isles, a member of the Contemporary Quilt group of the QGBI and a member of The Society of Designer Craftsmen. She has been teaching stitched textile techniques including patchwork, quilting and Shibori for 30 years.
Janice is also one of the team of textile experts for Arena Travel, teaching and accompanying travellers on trips to Japan, USA, UK and mainland Europe.