Silk Organza Bojagi hangings

Bojagi are traditional Korean wrapping cloths which date back to the early 11th century. Typically they are pieced together using geometric designs and form a single layer of cloth. The narrow seams when they are combined with transparency in the fabric creates a further linear dimension. One member of the Perth Contemporary Quilt Group makes beautiful bojagi and I thought I would give it a go.

Having finished 4 recent commissions, I thought I’d take a break and do some of my own work. I decided to create 3 Bojagi hangings to replace the sheer curtains on the bay window in the front bedroom. I used silk organza with French seams stitched using silk thread. This project took a lot longer and was much tricky than I though it would be. The flimsy nature of the organza made keeping things square almost impossible plus I realised that I was going to run out of the cream fabric so had to plan accordingly. I am very pleased with the result.

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