Sashiko and Boro Atelier with Jane MacDonald
We are really looking forward to the arrival of Jane MacDonald for our Sashiko and Boro Atelier in early February. It is BeBe Bold's first event in the village of Arc-et-Senans in the Doubs region, east of France and one we are all looking forward to. It will be the perfect activity for the cold and sometimes rainy/snowy weather at this time of the year in Europe. A chance to meet others who share an interest in these stitching techniques in an historic building across the road from the UNESCO listed Saline Royale.
Jane MacDonald will lead the workshops, sharing her expertise in sashiko stitching techniques and creating boro inspired projects. Jane is based in Australia and runs BeBe Bold in sunny Northern NSW near Byron Bay. Bookings are filling up so please contact us as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.
The 2018 BeBe Bold Tour of Japan
Jane has just returned to Australia after co-hosting the 2018 BeBe Bold tour of Japan with Shuji Yamazaki of Wabi-Sabi Designs in Canberra, Australia. From the photos, it looks like they are having a really wonderful time, rich with discoveries of Japanese textiles, cuisine and historic sites (including the famous Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto).
On the Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto
The view from my hotel window in Yuza...
These are photos at the beach just a short stroll from our hotel in Yuza, such a dramatic scene. The snow and the surf at once! Jane and the tour group had the good fortune to attend workshops with renowned experts Japanese sensai (masters); including the highly sort-after Yuza Sashiko Workshop with Reiko Domon and the Yuza sashiko group in Yuza Machi.
A sample of Yuza Sashiko from the workshop
A few photos from the treasures at the Shibori Kaikan in Arimatsu.
A rare and extraordinary example of kogin at the Amuse Museum.
The tour joined a kogin class at the Kogin Institute in Hirosaki. Kogin can be a great feature on everyday garments. They loved this wonderful example on a jacket at the Kogin Institute.
And a visit to see Akiko Ike of Chiku Chiku fame in Niigata.
Pincushions from the Chiku Chiku workshop
Sample of Akiko Ike's work
Another striking sample of Akiko Ike's work.
Sashiko on the photographer's jeans, wonderful!
We are just a little bit envious...
Don't forget the workshop in February! Places are filling up, Boro on Saturday and Sashiko on Sunday, with a Friday evening meet and greet.