Don't miss this WAC Workshop
May 17 & 18, 2015
Jogakbo - Patchworked Bojagi
Location for both days is:
New Moon Textiles, 1756 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Registration: $120 for members, $140 non-members
Send your check made out to WAC to Diane Ricks, 6548 Belhaven Court, Alta Loma, CA 91701 or email Diane Ricks for more info about the workshop and supplies.
You are invited to join this workshop and create a patchwork Bojagi.
Patchworked bojagi (jogakbo) were made exclusively by and for the common people using various colors of small remnants. Jogakbo are comparable to modern abstract paintings. The talent and aesthetic sense that created a work of art from discarded scraps of cloths were sufficient to make jogakbo excellent works of art.
While making jogakbo, women wished for the recipients’ good luck and happiness. This is why bojagi were also called bok meaning both a wrapping cloth and good luck in Korean. Something made with much care was believed to bring good luck and happiness. Thus, it seems that making a great effort to patch together the scraps of cloth was regarded as a medium for asking for good luck. In addition, connecting small pieces of cloths was associated with long life.
Students Supply List:
Cutting Mat- 12”x18” or bigger
Rotary Cutter-28 mm blade works the best for most bojagi projects.
Omnigrid ruler- 3”x 18”, 6”x 12” or any length
Sewing kit with usual tools-pins, needles, seam ripper, fabric pencil, fabric scissors, small scissors
*Hera marker- white plastic tool that makes crease on the fabric
Can be purchased from Youngmin at the workshop
Iron and ironing board.
Kit fee: $30 Workshop Registration
Note that the locations of these classes vary. Due to increasing costs the classes may vary in price. Unless otherwise stated members pay $60 a day and non-members pay $70 a day. There is an additional kit fee. REFUNDS can only be made for cancellations received before the first day of the month in which the class is held. TO REGISTER or for more information contact Diane Ricks.
Korean-born artist Youngmin Lee holds a master’s degree in fashion design and a bachelor’s degree in clothing and textiles. She has presented numerous workshops, classes and demonstrations on Korean arts and crafts around the Bay Area. Recently she had demonstrated her Bojagi and Maedub in Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as a part of Asia Alive Program. She also had participated Oakland Museum’s Lunar New Year celebration with her Bojagi and Maedub artworks.
This is an oppurtunity to learn something you probably will never see another class in. Also a great way to use scraps.
Let me know if you want a spot in the workshop, and send me a check for $120 if you are a member of WAC. $140 if not.
Since I will be gone most of April I am getting the word out early. Don't miss it!