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bojagi #5

November 9, 2011

the fabric I use for bojagi is hand-woven and/or dyed, stamped or stencilled. In some cases a precious scrap with memories. It is an interesting way to use eco dyed pieces. 

I start with a central piece and build around it working carefully to maintain a balance of colour, pattern and shapes.

Hand-woven fabrics can ravel quickly, I’m experimenting with a slightly different type of stitching. Each seam is still stitched 3 times and it works well with different weights of fabric.



step 1 – right sides together, one fabric off-set from the other, stitch a seam

step 2 –  fold wider fabric over seam and stitch again close to the first stitching

step – 3  fold the seam over the exposed edge and whip stitch

it looks like this on the back/wrong side

I get very attached to the finished pieces, number 3 & 4 sold at the studio tour. They all have found wonderful, caring homes. This will be the start of a new collection! 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2011 12:26 am

    you’ve outdone yourself w. this one .jean thje outdoner 🙂


  2. November 9, 2011 6:42 pm

    thanks for the tutorial. really helpful. and this one is quite fine.


  3. November 9, 2011 2:42 pm

    Mmmm, my kind of colours.


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