Saeksilnubi is a traditional, Korean craft that uses two layers of fabrics, cords made with hanji (Korean mulberry paper), and colorful threads to make a quilted texture. Hanji cords or cotton cords are used as a batting or stuffing. This type of quilting was utilitarian in its purpose, but applied in a modern context, creates beautiful and graphic 3D effects. It is also incredibly meditative to stitch!
This type of quilting was utilitarian in its purpose. Mostly used in the making of tobacco pouches, this technique strengthened the fabric, made it lighter and more compact, and even protected from humidity.
Thursday, October 14th, 2021
12pm – 2:30pm ET*
Zoom, a link will be send to participants the day before class
$75 for the individual class (this class comes with a kit), $325 for the series
*This session will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all those who register following the live session. This link is live for one month for you to watch at your convenience.
This class is part of the Hand-Sewing Quilter Primer Series.
Perfect for the beginner, our Quilting Primer series aims to demystify the act of hand sewing a quilt block through a sequence of diverse forays into block constructing. While rooted in quilting’s history of using scrap fabrics to make beautiful coverlets, this series gathers contemporary voices and techniques to give the new sewist a set of skills and the confidence to take on an existing pattern or personal composition.
Exposure to six unique teachers affords any sewist, seasoned or novice, the opportunity to witness varied approaches even within the same technique. Experiencing the series as whole is sure to provide a comprehensive foundation and will get you well on your way in a joyful practice of hand-sewn quilting.
The blocks from each class can then be assembled together in any way you like to represent a sampler of skills. They would also make great pillows or patches for another textile.
We hope you will join us for all six of our quilting classes to increase your confidence and skill in hand sewing quilt blocks. You can sign up for the entire series here.
Youngmin Lee is a textile artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a BA in Clothing and Textile and an MFA in Fashion Design, Youngmin has presented numerous workshops, classes and demonstrations on Korean Textile Arts including workshops at numerous places such as the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Oakland Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, Mendocino Art Center and Textile Art Council of De Young Museum in San Francisco.
Youngmin’s bojagi work was shown at the Asian Art Museum’s Asia Alive program in San Francisco and other museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally.
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