Making Traditional Patchwork,
A Sophisticated Beauty
Traditional patchwork is made by collecting pieces of cloth and connecting them one by one into a geometric design. Compared to the immense amount of sewing used in western quilting practices Korean patchwork is much easier and through that simplicity you’ll have a deeper emotional connection to your creation
While you work on the traditional patchwork gathered around with other people you will find yourself sharing your personal stories with each other. “I made a traditional patchwork with my mother’s clothes and now every time I look at it I can’t help but smile.” Through sharing your stories and working with your hands on the patchwork you may start to feel emotionally healed.
Traditional patchwork; it connects minds to minds as much as it connects cloth to cloth. Come and make a masterpiece with Professional Shin Dongim!
Class fee: ₩ 41,000 per person
Meet the expert: Shin Dongrim
Majored in Costume History at Department of Fashion & Graduate School of Fashion Design at Sungkyunkwan University
Exhibited Traditional Patchworks at an Exhibition in L.A. in 2011
Private Exhibition of Patchworks & Hyehwa Art Center - 2015
Group Exhibition of Traditional Patchworks & Jongno Governance - 2017
What you’ll do in class
Learn about the tradition of Korean patchwork
Practice sewing and attaching cloth together in the Korean style
Make a fabric coaster with the skills you have learned
You’ll be going home with: your hand sewn drink coaster & a sewing kit
Do you need to bring anything?
Nope! All materials will be provided.
Why we love this class
Once you have learned the skills It does not cost much to continue making patchwork since you can make it using pieces of fabric or clothes you have at home
It makes a meaningful gift because it is can be made with sentimental fabric
It’s an easy souvenir to make in the Korean traditional style to give to family or friends
It is much easier than it may look, especially if you have tried western quilting before
Address in English: 7, Sinchonnyeok-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
Address in Korean: 서대문구 신촌역로 7 3층
To get there from Ewha Woman's Uni. Station: go out exit 1, walk a minute or so. At the large 4-way intersection cross and tun right, the building is on the left with the very big metal sculpture out front. You'll see a CU on the side of the building, go in the doors right next to it. Take the elevators to the 3rd floor. The space is called Good Brathers