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Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby
Boro: Something Boro’d Something New
Camp STITCHES - Destination New Mexico 2019

Take your creative expression to new heights in this Camp STITCHES exclusive. Join Shannon & Jason and explore the exciting Japanese textile art of Boro! You’ll use the fabric-piecing principles of Boro, a traditional Japanese mending and quilting technique, and associated Sashiko hand-sewing skills to elevate a stack of scraps into one-of-a-kind textiles for your home and wardrobe.

Beginners encouraged—No experience necessary! Recycling, repairing, and reworking textiles using Boro is perfect for the maker who is ready to try something new and exciting. Even if you have never done any hand sewing, never fused two pieces of fabric together with a needle and thread, this is the class for you! And if you quilt or have been intimidated by traditional techniques, you’re going to love this class.

We’ll use Boro to create a panel of unique fabric from seemingly unusable remnants and odd pieces. By the end of the weekend, you will have a stunning new fabric that you can use to enhance a favorite garment, accessory, or home décor item. Or use your new creation as the basis for a larger project like a quilt top or throw.

When you work a favorite old shirt, pair of jeans, or tie into your design, the fabric becomes even more special! Any fabric will do. Wovens, lace, crocheted or knitted motifs… bring ‘em on!

Have a jacket that could use a little dressing up? A grocery tote that is just plain bland? Favorite jeans that have worn through? We’ll show you how your new stitching skills can take them from drab to FAB!

Join us and reignite your creativity—one stitch at a time.

Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby

Shannon and Jason are the dynamic DIY duo behind the design studios of Shibaguyz Designz and Shibaguyz Photography. Together, they combine technical know-how and artistic vision along with a quirky sense of humor and relatable teaching style making the Shibaguyz much sought-after instructors in both local and national venues. Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu… the namesakes for their company.

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HUGE thanks to our class sponsors for all of their support: 

  • Clover - for providing special Sashiko needles and thimbles as well as the transfer paper for our templates.
  • Aurifil - for providing premium cotton 12 weight thread.
  • Marcus Fabrics - for providing their beautiful fabrics for us to work with in class.