Boro - Ranru
‘Boro’ is the American generic word for the original ‘Ranru’ cloth - the Japanese word for a dusty cloth!
Ranru the ‘dusty cloth’ was born out of rural poverty and the necessity to use any cloth available as long as it size ‘covered a bean’. Cloth revered and nothing wasted.
Patches of cloth laid over old cloth to mend / cover holes in - futon covers, jackets, trousers, shoes and all held in place with Sashiko darning.
Well will spend the day making our own Boro - Ranru!
Turn out the ‘scrap bag’, and bring your favourite pieces and give them another life!
STUDENTS are asked to bring the following
Any Indigo - dyed - Shibori - fabrics. + complementary coloured fabrics
Hand sewing kit - pins - scissors, needle case, stranded cotton /sashiko threads
Sketchbook and pencil
There will be beautiful examples of Ranru and Japanese cloths & sashiko needles.