Boro Workshops for Beginners 21th November

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A Boro inspired project to develop your creativity.

This course is hosted by Yves Al-Ghazi in Arc et Senans (France). This workshop is fun and casual and a great way to share your passion for stitching. We will give you the basic understanding of sashiko stitching to make a Boro inspired project, the Boro Kinchaku bag. 

To purchase your workshop you need to confirm that you have read the Conditions of Service.

Once you have purchased your workshop, you will just need to tell us your name on the day of the workshop. 

Workshop information 

These workshops will be an opportunity to meet like-minded people and to learn more about the material art forms of sashiko and boro. We look forward to meeting you soon.
You don't need any previous experience with stitching.

Lunch and coffee break are supplied, please advise us of dietary requirements.



Boro Kinchaku Bag 

Saturday’s program will cover the making of a Boro Kinchaku Bag. This bag designed by Jane MacDonald is a drawstring bag that is perfect to hold your stitching materials on the go. The waxed cotton cording is attached with koki clips which are very easy to install. We will show you how to lay the boro fabrics and embroider the sashiko thread to create the best effects. 

Requirements: Boro makes use of off cuts and scraps of fabrics, you are therefore welcome to bring your own if you would like to incorporate your precious fabrics into the day's project.
You will need to bring some general sewing supplies including scissors, ruler, sewing needles and thread, pins and a hera marker if you have one. 

We supply a free basic kit that includes: sashiko needle, sashiko thread and thimble, toile to prepare the Boro and sashiko threads. 

To finish the bag you will need to purchase: Fabric roll or fabric pack (you can bring your own fabric pieces if you prefer), koki clips and waxed cotton cording.



The price for one day of the workshops is 120€, this price includes basic kits for the workshop, morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea.

Local Information & Accommodation Options:

You will notice that we are across the road from the Saline Royale, a UNESCO listed site which features exhibitions, extensive gardens and events. The Doubs and Jura region is rich with cultural interest and natural beauty. If you are a visitor, it would be a great opportunity to explore the local area including the ancient city of Besançon and the salt thermal spas of Salins les Bains. If you would like further information about tourist attractions locally we are happy to assist. 


Please let us know if you will be requiring accommodation and we are happy to help with these arrangements. There are few different options available locally so if you could please let us know what type of accomodation you would prefer we will try to meet your requirements. 

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