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Boro Embroidery Workshop - September 14
Boro Embroidery Workshop - September 14
Boro Embroidery Workshop - September 14

Boro Embroidery Workshop - September 14

Regular price $105

Join Tatiana Castillo while she's visiting Chicago and hosting two unique workshops at Indigo & Violet Studio!

Meet Tatiana Castillo, Colombian textile artist, embroidery tutor, and author! We're thrilled to have her teaching at the studio while she's in Chicago again this fall! If this date doesn't line up make sure to check out her September 13th date too!

In this class, participants will learn about how Boro was made in Japan and a variety of techniques to mend their clothes in a Boro method. Boro meaning ‘rags or tatters’ is the art of repairing fabric using scraps and stitching. A source of shame in Japan for many years, the fabrics are now highly prized and can fetch significant sums. 

Workshop includes a variety of fabrics, sashiko needle, fabric markers, pins, and instruction handout will be included. Scroll down to see more samples of Tatiana's work and patterns!

No prior embroidery experience is required. BYOB drinks and snacks are always welcome! Share this link with friends and family and make a creative evening of it!

Saturday, September  14 - 11a-2pm at Indigo & Violet Studio - 1411 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL

More info + protocols:
  • BYOB snacks, beer, and wine welcome
  • Up to 10 tickets available - all guests should purchase a ticket to attend
  • Please let us know in the notes of your order how many are in your party if a friend is signing up separately - we'll adjust seating and spacing ahead of time

Meet Tatiana Castillo - Colombian textile artist, embroidery tutor, and author based at her studio in Bogotá, Colombia. Her main creative interest lies in finding the dialogue between fabrics, traditional Latin American embroideries, and the female body. Exploring the connection between popular art iconographies in different communities and female identities. This interest has led to exhibitions in Seattle, Mexico City, and Tel Aviv, the latter winning an honorable mention at the Photo IS:RAEL 2020 festival. She has been an arduous researcher on traditional embroidery techniques from Latin America.

She has given lectures on embroidery in different museums and cultural organizations in Colombia and Mexico City since 2015. She ́s part of the virtual educational platform Crehana as a teacher.

Her first book Agujas, puntadas y secretos was published by Editorial Planeta in October 2022.

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    Boro Embroidery Workshop - September 14
    Boro Embroidery Workshop - September 14