Natural Dying & Making a Bojagi Patchwork Scented Pillow – *New 2023


Learn how to natural dye fabrics with Caroline -Hyde Brown and then construct your own lavender filled cushion with Khojgipigi stitch. A two day workshop with time in-between to select and prepare your dyed fabrics.


Day One: Learn how to create beautiful natural shades from foraged seasonal plants with stove pot dyeing.
Other dyeing methods such as solar dyeing and culinary dyeing will also be explored.
Using natural materials such as hemp, cotton and ramie we will dip dye small pieces to be embroidered on Day 2.
Plants that have been foraged will be studied with regards to plant folklore and medicinal/historical uses.
Day Two: Learn the inspirational art of Bojagi, a traditional Korean seaming technique using our pre-dyed fabric samples.
The aim of this day is to explore cutting and piecing in an improvisational way using the Garumsol seam (whip stitched seam) and the Khopijigi (pinching method).
This type of piecing is known as Jogakbo or ‘pieced patchwork. We will also discuss flat felled seams and the ancient tradition of Korean wrapping cloths.
Finally we will stuff our mini-scented pillows with dried lavender and sustainable wool. Your cushion will measure approximately 12″ by 6.5″
Basic machine sewing skills required.

Additional information


16th and 30th May 2023




£5 for Materials



Hand needles

Light weight calico (50cm)

Coloured hand embroidery threads

Any dried lavender/rose petals (tutor also provides)



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