Creative Workshops - Boro Boro Stitching


Tuesday 30th April, 6pm to 8.30pm | Cost: £30 | Host: Lara Hailey
Reste, 58 High Street, The Old Town, Hastings TN34 3EN

Join us for an evening of mindful hand stitching and learn the art of visible mending and traditional Japanese repair work. This workshop explores the art of Boro. This term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired, referring to the practice of reworking through piecing, patching and stitching. 

The objective of this class is to use Sashiko running stitch to repair or strengthen a piece of textile or item of clothing. A brief history of the technique will be discussed and examples and samples will be provided for your inspiration. Fabrics and threads will be provided but you may like to bring your own if you want to work to a specific colour scheme.

By the end of the session, you will have made a small stand-alone textile which could be used to repair an item of clothing in an attractive and unique way.

No previous sewing experience necessary, just a love of recycling, repairing and slow contemplative stitch, rather than fast throw away fashion!

Ticket includes a glass of wine, soft drinks and nibbles.

  • Lara Hailey is a textile artist, tutor and artist educator. She has been working in the field since completing her MA in textiles at Goldsmiths College. She has run a wide range of textile and art related workshops in London galleries, museums, gardens and festivals.

Booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Lara on or we are happy to collect a cash payment in the shop.

You can also enjoy 10% discount off all purchases made in the shop during the workshop. 

Tickets are non refundable and non transferable. However if we manage to re-sell your ticket we will offer a courtesy refund. This workshop requires a minimum number of attendees in order take place, should this not be met, you will be issued a full refund or offered a place at our next workshop.


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