Wearables and Bojagi • August 21-25

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Chunghie Lee, Guest Teaching Artist

9:30 am – 4:30 pm, August 21-25

$625  EARLYBIRD PRICE, through Friday, July 12, 2019

After July 12, 2019:
$725   Non-member
$652   Member (10% discount)

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Bojagi (bo-jah-ki), patchwork wrapping cloths, have been used for generations in Korea at ceremonies such as weddings and in rituals, as well as  for various types of household coverings. Traditional pieces use several stitching methods, among them a triple stitching technique called gekki. The resulting seaming creates stiff, strong, linear elements that can be used as design components in 2- and 3-dimensional pieced works. The traditional silk fabric supplied, nobang, offers variations in transparency, depth, and movement. Participants will learn several basic seaming techniques for bojagi and chogakbo (patched bojagi), in order to explore and adapt these techniques into wearables such as tops, jackets, and stoles.  

Students may use a garment pattern of their own preference, or use an original pattern used by Chunghie Lee for the garments exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s ‘Fashion in Motion’ event in 2001. (See examples HERE.) With some pre-class homework, students should be able to complete a wearable item by the end of this workshop. Students need to bring a sewing machine in good working condition to class. Material fee $26, payable to instructor at class. This fee covers two yards of either Korean nobang transparent silk or Chinese hemp, approx. 50 cm wide, or one yard of each.  Please specify your choice in the notes section of your registration. The last hour of class each day will be open work time. **See supply list of items to bring to class**

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About Chunghie Lee:
Chunghie Lee is founder and director of the International Korea Bojagi Forum, a biennial conference held in Korea since 2012. As a internationally renowned fiber artist, curator, and scholar of Bojagi, she has been a recipient of a 1994 Fulbright Scholar to the Rhode Island School of Design, and has taught, lectured, and published widely on the subject and her own work. Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in The US, Korea, Europe and Australia. Lee’s pieces are included in the collections of numerous institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.     chunghielee@facebook.com


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