Bojagi, sometimes called Pojagi, is a centuries old traditional Korean textile art. Bojagi was originally made for every day living with scraps of left-over fabrics artfully put together. These functional domestic items were not made as a hobby but were produced along with clothing and bedding items that were essential in the household. They often resemble works of modern artists such as Mondrian and Klee. Today, the technique produces beautiful textiles that are fast influencing textile art in the West, particularly amongst quilters.
Using her own work and the work of other artists, leading expert on the subject Sara Cook demonstrates the techniques and how modern fiber artists can interpret the principles of Bojagi creatively in exciting new work. Readers will discover the equipment and fabrics used, the traditional seaming techniques, and the embellishments, designs, colors, and symbolism important to this medium.
About Sara Cook
Sara Cook is a textile artist, international teacher, and quilt judge. With a professional seamstress for a mother and an uncle who was a Savile Row tailor she was never far from fabric and sewing advice growing up.
An early obsession with quilting led to a love of teaching. As a qualified teacher, she established Brighton Fashion and Textile School to teach accredited courses in patchwork and quilting. Later she trained as a quilt judge for the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles and was once again a student, “continuing to learn more about the wonderful world of stitching.”
Inspired by Chunghie Lee’s work, No Name Woman exhibited at the Festival of Quilts in 2009, Cook became passionate about researching bojagi and incorporating it into her own working practice.
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