Register for the Gabi Bag - Two day workshop with Jane MacDonald

SKU W-01 Category Workshops
€200.00

Join us at BeBe Bold in Arc-et-Senans for a two day workshop with renowned Japanese textile specialist Jane MacDonald. Jane will be teaching a workshop to make the delightful Gabi Bag from the 16th - 17th September. Jane will be travelling from Australia for the workshop which is just a few days after the annual Carrefour Européen du Patchwork et arts textiles in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France. Jane will take you through all the skills required to make the Gabi Bag. The project is lots of fun and covers a variety of different techniques and can also easily be made into a wall-hanging instead if you prefer. The workshop will be led in English by Jane with translations in French by Yves Al-Ghazi. 

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Register for the Gabi Bag - Two day workshop with Jane MacDonald

SKU W-01 Category Workshops
€200.00

Join us at BeBe Bold in Arc-et-Senans for a two day workshop with renowned Japanese textile specialist Jane MacDonald. Jane will be teaching a workshop to make the delightful Gabi Bag from the 16th - 17th September. Jane will be travelling from Australia for the workshop which is just a few days after the annual Carrefour Européen du Patchwork et arts textiles in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France. Jane will take you through all the skills required to make the Gabi Bag. The project is lots of fun and covers a variety of different techniques and can also easily be made into a wall-hanging instead if you prefer. The workshop will be led in English by Jane with translations in French by Yves Al-Ghazi. 

Jane has been interested in Japanese textiles and crafts for well over twenty years, developing a speciality in the craft of sashiko stitching and design. Initially drawn to the quality and detail in the workmanship of Japanese textiles, Jane now teaches extensively and is renowned as a patient teacher who is diligent in providing an enjoyable learning environment for all levels and abilities. 

Jane will take you through all the skills required to make the Gabi Bag including her boro inspired stitching technique where you will enjoy starting a set of three boro inspired coasters.

The workshop will cover the following skills:

- Hitomezashi sashiko stitching 

- Using a grid to stitch hitomezashi patterns 

- Transferring sashiko patterns to fabric 

- Jane's boro inspired technique 

Jane likes to inspire students with original ideas and techniques in the gentle craft of sashiko, branching into other forms of sashiko including one stitch sashiko, boho-inspired deisgns and kogin stitching. The sashiko stitch was originally used to mend and reinforce cloth but has evolved into a decorative stitching technique throughout Japan, growing into different styles. Sashiko has become popular because of its elegant, bold and meditative quality, versatility and how easy it is to learn. 

Jane will cover many sashiko techniques including hitomezashi patterns, share facts on their origins and take you through the methods of transferring sashiko patterns to fabrics. You will also learn how to choose appropriate fabrics and tools for traditional sashiko techniques. Jane will also explain how to achieve the 'grain of rice' stitches - a term derived from what was once an official order that stitches on Japanese farmers clothing should be no longer than a grain rice and no wider than a piece of straw!

Morning, afternoon tea and lunch are included on both days. Please include a message at checkout if you have any dietary requirements.

Pricing: 

The price for the two day workshop is 240€. This price includes the kit for the workshop, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Local Information & Accommodation Options:

BeBe Bold is directly 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. 

**By purchasing the ticket here you confirm that you have read the Conditions of Service for Workshops and Courses page.

Category: Workshops Brand: BeBe Bold SKU: W-01

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