The Search Party Workshops

McCahon House Museum
Sunday, 29 May

Log cabin patchwork with Bronwyn Lloyd

9 am - 12 pm

Cost: $40
Suitable for all skill levels.
Materials provided. Bring a pair of scissors suitable for cutting fabric.

Jogakbo with Steven Junil Park

1 pm - 4 pm

Cost: $40
Suitable for all skill levels.
Materials provided.

 

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Bronwyn Lloyd, log cabin patchwork (detail). Courtesy of the artist.

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Steven Park, jogakbo example. Courtesy of the artist.

Log cabin patchwork with Bronwyn Lloyd

9 am - 12 pm

Cost: $40
Suitable for all skill levels.
Materials provided. Bring a pair of scissors suitable for cutting fabric.

Jogakbo with Steven Junil Park

1 pm - 4 pm

Cost: $40
Suitable for all skill levels.
Materials provided.

 

Sunday, 29 May

McCahon House Museum

67 Otītori Bay Road, 
Titirangi, 0604

Log Cabin workshop

Log Cabin is a traditional patchwork technique that involves a simple method of building up colourful quilt squares using strips of assorted fabric, hand-sewn together with one overlapping corner. It is an excellent craft for using up small scraps of fabric, and unlike the precision required for other types of patchwork, Log Cabin is a style in which wonky sewing and unevenly sized fabric strips enhance the character of the piece rather than detracting from it. In this workshop, Bronwyn will guide you through the process of making a 45cm Log Cabin square, which you can turn into a cushion, a hat bag, or a wrapping cloth. Your first Log Cabin square might even mark the beginning of a slow-crafting heirloom quilt project!

Jogakbo workshop

The traditional Korean craft of Jogakbo involves hand-sewing scraps and offcuts of textiles into larger abstract patchworks to be used as wrapping cloths and hanging screens. Developed during the Choson dynasty when textiles were extremely precious, these time-consuming works were said to bring luck to whatever was contained inside.

A craft such as Jogakbo is profoundly significant within the current context of the textile industry - the second most polluting industry in the world after petroleum. Each seam is sewn twice by hand to create a flat-felled seam that looks the same from both sides. Using scraps in this way is an approach to textiles that is vital to share and celebrate; even tiny scraps are precious and can be part of something beautiful.

 

Capacity is limited, bookings are essential.
For bookings, email yoojung@mccahonhouse.org.nz

Masks will be required for these workshops.