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April 13, 2011

 — bojagi (or occasionally pojagi) is a Korean patchwork technique with the seams triple stitched making it reversible. The seams are frequently a design element when done in silk or fine linen, ramie or hemp. Originally used as wrapping cloths, similar to Japanese furoshiki, it reminds me of stain glass.

introduced to North America by Chunghie Lee, she writes in her recently published ”  Bojagi & Beyond”

“I see this patchwork

as a metaphor for human life.

We may feel ourselves to be as random pieces of fabric,

alone and without meaning, 

but God’s hand places us together in a beautiful composition

which has great harmony and meaning.” 


I received my copy of the book today. It is beautiful, with history and pictures of old work, colourful examples of the author’s work in shows around the world and a well illustrated section on ” how to make and use basic BoJaGi” 

The book is more than I expected and I can’t wait to use my silk dyeing samples to start experimenting. Have to wait for two hands!

my pictures can only begin to give an idea of the inspirational work shown in this book.

I ordered the book directly from the author at

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee' Leach permalink
    June 23, 2012 2:55 am

    Yes! And it all comes full circle for me. Pojagi is the next bell in the directory for me. Love, love, love Lee Chunghee’s work.


  2. August 2, 2011 2:55 pm

    I did get a reply today! Yippee! It’s from someone by the name of Karen I believe. Now I’ve emailed back asking the cost (flyer says $35 + shipping).


  3. August 1, 2011 3:39 pm

    I emailed about wanting to purchase Bojagi & Beyond and haven’t heard yet either. I did see a copy of the book and i defintely want it. Her work is wonderul! I couldn’t find it anywhere else.


    • August 2, 2011 7:53 am

      can’t understand, my blog has generated business for her but she /the book doesn’t seem to be available.


  4. Liz I permalink
    April 15, 2011 5:18 pm

    I emailed about buying the book but, alas, I got no response. Any advice for how to get a copy?


    • April 15, 2011 8:55 pm

      I think she is handling orders herself. When I ordered I received a speedy reply and was surprised how quickly the book arrived. I know she is really busy so maybe away. I sent her an email to let her know I’d put it on my blog and didn’t receive a reply either. Maybe just try again and be patient.Don’t know that it is available anywhere else. It’s worth waiting for.


  5. April 15, 2011 1:24 pm

    i really really don’t need another book…… but the work is fabulous


  6. April 15, 2011 11:36 am

    Oh!!!! I love Chunghie Lee’s stuff, didn’t know she had a book out. Fabulous!


  7. April 13, 2011 8:03 pm

    Aaahh, there’s a book finally!!! Thanks for sharing this. I’ve loved Lee’s work for quite awhile and could only enjoy the images via a little video made of her during her show.


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