Japanese Boro Rice Bag kit

$80.00

This Japanese Boro Rice Bag kit with vintage cloth is the kit version of my popular workshop. It’s perfect for those touchy-feely textile lovers among us. The price includes postage within Australia.

In this workshop you’ll embrace the holes and faded imperfections of antique cloth while making this gorgeous, unique and fully lined antique Japanese rice bag-style bag. It’s a perfect gift for someone special or to house some treasures of your own.

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This Japanese Boro Rice Bag kit with vintage cloth is the kit version of my popular workshop. It’s perfect for those touchy-feely textile lovers among us. The price includes postage within Australia.

In this workshop you’ll embrace the holes and faded imperfections of antique cloth while making this gorgeous, unique and fully lined antique Japanese rice bag-style bag. It’s a perfect gift for someone special or to house some treasures of your own.

Using authentic vintage Japanese cotton and other remnant fabrics, spend a few hours exploring the meditative act of slow stitching. You’ll also sharpen your eye for pattern, abstract composition and subtlety, while dipping your toes into some history with this unique workshop kit. As well as making something beautiful you’ll learn what a brilliant method of upcycling the Japanese art and philosophy of boro patchwork is. There is some machine sewing involved (if you choose the speedier way to join the seams), as well as plenty of hand stitching. The finished bag measures approximately 24 x 24 x 24 cm.

This premium kit includes:

  • Assorted authentic vintage Japanese cotton fabric pieces (including indigo-dyed) from early-mid 20th C
  • Pre-cut lining and backing fabrics
  • Japanese sashiko thread and needles
  • Cord and tape for bag closure
  • Full illustrated instructions on how to assemble the bag
  • A brief introduction to the history of boro textiles
  • Tips and suggestions
  • Postage within Australia

The only things not supplied are a sewing machine (should you choose to use one – you can make the entire bag by hand the traditional way if you prefer), thread to sew the seams, scissors and pins.

This Japanese Boro Rice Bag kit with vintage Japanese cloth includes postage within Australia.

 

Please note: Images are indicative only of colours and fabrics, but the colour theme is a combination of blues/natural/browns.