Bojagi: The Art of Korean Textiles (Paperback)

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Bojagi: The Art of Korean Textiles (Paperback)


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A creative guide to a unique and beautiful form of Korean art, steeped in ancient tradition.

Bojagi are textiles that wrap, cover, carry, or store objects. Some are made from whole pieces of fabric and some are patched together from small scraps of cloth - they are a unique form of Korean textile art. The careful arrangement of shapes and colours shows an abstract composition which has made bojagi popular with textile artists and quilters today.

In this book, experienced artist and educator Youngmin Lee gives you comprehensive step-by-step instructions on traditional bojagi techniques and materials, and provides a history of the art form in Korean culture - which dates back to the Joseon dynasty - where it continues to occupy a prominent place in the daily lives of Koreans. Learn hand stitch techniques, seam finishes and decorative motifs on a range of materials from ramie, hemp and cotton to silk and naturally dyed, eco-printed materials.

Youngmin introduces a variety of beautifully illustrated projects, with a modern twist - from gift wrap to wall hangings to cushions and clothing - whilst always being true to ancient Korean textile traditions.

Youngmin Lee is a textile artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied Clothing and Textile and received an MFA in Fashion Design at Ewha Woman's University, Seoul. She worked as a fashion designer in Seoul, South Korea and now teaches numerous workshops about bojagi and Korean traditional textiles both online and in person. Youngmin's bojagi have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and abroad.
Product Details ISBN: 9781789941838
ISBN-10: 1789941830
Publisher: Herbert Press
Publication Date: September 17th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English