We were so happy to team up with our friends at Elder Hall
to hold a boro patching workshop in their beautiful space. Inspired by the values of mottainai (waste nothing)
we gathered our leftover fabric pieces and brought them along with a selection of scarves and table runners for participants to sew and patch. Traditional Japanese farm food was prepared by chef Jason French of Ned Ludd
, along with a selection of sake pairings. Participants included local Portlanders as well as a group of visiting students from Freedom University located in Tokyo Japan. It was a wonderful night and many beautiful creations were made.
Cassie of local printer Egg Press
provided specially printed indigo notebooks for each attendee.
Attendees piecing together their boro creations.
A selection of snacks served at the beginning of the evening.
Chef Jason French explaining the dishes he prepared for the evening. Courses included soba with fresh corn and tomato, pickled daikon, and spinach with dried bonito flakes.
Etsuyo, Editor of True Portland demonstrating matcha (green tea) preparation.
An attendee with her finished boro patched scarf.