Jan 4 2024 - Jan 4 2024

September 28-29 The Art of Japanese Boro Stitching

  • Jan 4 2024 - Jan 4 2024


The Art of Japanese Boro Stitching with April Sproule
$165/Members $185/Non-Members
Class Dates: Sept. 28-29, 2024
Times: 9:30 – 4:30 PM with a 1 hour lunch break.
Place: Pacific Textile Arts classroom
Number of Students: Minimum: 10   Max:20
Materials fee: TBD
List of items students need to bring: TBD

Class Description:
Skill Level: Basic hand stitching skills, suitable for all skill levels.
In 19th century Japan, textiles were a valued commodity. Japanese Boro Stitching originated then as a way for people to extend the life of their worn-out textiles by repurposing them into things like floor coverings, clothing, and bed coverings. The worn fabrics scraps were held together using small stitches known as Boro Stitching. Those fabrics or scraps you’ve saved to use for “something special“ will be perfect for this project. Now is the perfect time to raid your stash and make something wonderful with those treasures. You will make a small scroll or wall hanging, approximately 9” x 18”.
You will be captivated by the Boro Stitching process as the beauty of your stitches and the feel of the texture magically begin to emerge on your cloth. Becoming immersed in the stitching, you’ll soon discover the calming effect of this lovely practice. All your stitching will be done by hand without an embroidery hoop. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

We will cover:
Color and design options
Workflow and construction techniques for hand piecing
Finishing ideas for your scroll
You will learn:
Hand embroidery without a hoop
A variety of mending and decorative stitches
Development of different patterns using basic stitches
Student Materials List: Download the Art of Japanese Boro Stitching student supply list HERE


April Sproule is an artist who loves to work with textiles. With a strong background in design, sewing, and quilting, she has been a full-time award winning studio artist at Sproule Studios for many years. In her workshops, April has a knack for making even the most difficult tasks seem simple as she leads students through a progression of techniques for painting and embellishing textiles. She shares her personal treasure trove of sewing and design skills while strongly encouraging participants to develop their own unique creative style. Through her exuberant and supportive teaching style, your sewing repertoire will be elevated to a new level. Read more about this workshop on her website below.

The Art of Japanese Boro Stitching

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You must be a paid 2024 member to register for the member rate.

If you have not paid your 2024 membership yet and would like to take this and future classes at the member price, become a member before you register. It’s only $15/yr & you can JOIN HERE

TUITION: $165/Members $185/Non-Members.
Tuitions include a 20% non-refundable deposit up to a maximum of $50.

50% now, $82.50 members/$92.50 non-members, with balance due by June 7, 2024.

By signing up for this class you are agreeing to our cancellation policy. Please read before registering.


Your tuition, or balance if you are making payments, is due 15 days before the first day of class. At this point we have committed to paying the teacher whether you attend or not. Tuition is subject to the cancellation policies below and includes non-refundable deposit of 20% of the class fee up to a maximum of $50 to hold your space in the class.

If the minimum number of students is not met, or for any reason Pacific Textile Arts or the teacher must cancel the class, your tuition including deposits will be refunded or you may credit them toward a future class.


Full refund terms: If you cancel more than 30 days before the start of class you may receive a full refund minus the non-refundable, non-exchangeable deposit, or you may request a credit minus the non-refundable deposit toward a future class within 1 year.

Credit toward a future class: If you cancel between 30 days and two weeks before the start of class you may request a credit toward a future class minus the non-refundable deposit.

If you cancel within two weeks of the start of class, including if you have an illness or emergency, tuitions are non-refundable unless the minimum number of students can be met without your presence OR you are able to find a replacement for your space. Only then may you request a credit toward a future class minus the non-refundable deposit. 

No Shows – No refunds or credits will be given.

These policies have been revised in an effort to ensure, as an all-volunteer organization, that we provide a full roster of classes, offer reasonable tuitions, and guarantee our teachers will receive full payment for their work. By signing up for this class, you are agreeing to the above policies.

If you need clarification on these policies, please email classes@pacifictextilearts.org prior to registering for the class.

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