The event titled ‘BORO – Making Something Out of Nothing’ was held on February 13. June Colburn was our presenter. We learned about Indigo dyed cottons and their use in Japan and how, in places and times of extreme poverty, valuable Indigo fabrics, despite being worn and damaged, were recycled into patches to mend clothing and bedding, and how this act of necessity came to be recognized as a cultural tradition.
June additionally offered a boutique full of Japanese artifacts that was open following her demonstration. In the afternoon following a bagged lunch from home, we had a workshop by school about integrating fabrics (or rags) in Ikebana arrangements.