August newsletter 2021 Default Category

Summertime breeze
'Catalyze' recently went to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
This work shows 21 different stitch techniques of bojagi making and I really enjoyed creating this. This work will be available to see early next year at the museum. 
I hope you all are enjoying the summer weather! When I take a walk with my little dog in the evening, the hot air during the day slowly changes back to the crisp and breezy air. The sky turns into bubble gum colors and my mind wanders to places that I left part of my heart. 

I am excited to announce that my work, "Remnants of memory" was selected for Fiber Arts X!

Exhibition dates: July 31 - September 12, 2021
I went to the opening day and I feel so honored to be in the show. 

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, please visit the exhibit and say hi to my work! And if you go there, check out this place for fresh produce. I stopped by and came back home with a bag full of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Quilt Show's new show 2902 has another segment, Saeksilnubi, that I filmed with Alex Anderson in January. Here's the trailer link 
And this is the one I introduced back in April! Show 2807 Link
You can sign up for a 7-day Free Trial and watch all the episodes.

I am going to take August off from most of the works and try to regenerate my creative energy. The first half of this year's been very busy and meaningful for me while I was meeting so many of you via Zoom. Thank you very much for your sweet and kind words and enthusiasm about creating with hand stitching.



Saeksilnubi class with Tatter
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 11am-1pm PDT

Tucson Modern Quilt Guild Ssamsol Jogakbo workshop
Saturday, October 2, 2021

Bojagi Lecture for  'The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles-Region 10'
Saturday, October 9, 2021


Bojagi workshop for Selvedge
Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13, 2022
 
More classes will be announced after my break and I have so many ideas to share with you such as 바느질 기법 책 (Stich sample bookmaking), 쌈솔 (Ssamsol), 곱솔, 깨끼 (Gopsol, Kkaekki), 색실누비 (Saeksilnubi), 골무 Golmu (thimble), 매듭(Maedeup, Knot making) and more!
Please stay tuned!



I will resume Korea Textile Tour in 2022!
I am checking Korea's travel restrictions frequently. Still, visitors to Korea are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. So I am planning to have tours in May 2022 and October 2022. My 2019 participants will have a priority to travel for the 2022 tours, and later this year I will open the registration to wait-list. 
There is a wait-list available, so please let me know if you are interested in future tours. If you are already on the wait-list, you will get an email when I resume the tour. Thanks for being patient! 
Bojagi stitch technique books also went to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

I am going to make this 'Stitch Technique Book Making Workshop' soon and hope you can join me in this project. When I am ready, I will announce it to you all!
Ssamsol Jogakbo Class 

A two-class series over Zoom. I will be teaching Ssamsol technique, which you can use to make bojagi with a transparent effect.

Meets on Saturday, July 31& August 7, 10 am-12 pm PST
Class is FULL and I will offer it again later this year.



 
This is my own bojagi print cotton gauze and is great to make a garment. I am going to print a small batch this month. If you like to purchase a yard or two, I will order some extra.
56 inch wide, $36/yard
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July newsletter 2021 Default Category

Summer
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I am excited to announce that my work, "Remnants of memory" was selected for Fiber Arts X!

Exhibition dates: July 31 - September 12, 2021 in the Sebastopol Center for the Arts Gallery 

In June, I had many online events, including Gateway Korea Foundation & Saint Louis Art Museum's DanO celebration, Artist Talks organized by Surface Design Association, and two Zoom classes with Tatter Textile Library in NY. I am so grateful for these opportunities,  because every event brings me a chance to meet people and share my passion.

I have a few classes in July and August. After these, I will take a break during the summer, and will be back with more exciting programs. 

A small amount of Mosi (ramie) fabrics are for sale now. Purchase here.


Korea Textile Tour will be happening in 2022!
I am checking Korea's travel restrictions frequently. Still, visitors to Korea are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. So I am planning to have tours in May 2022 and October 2022. My 2019 participants will have a priority to travel for the 2022 tours, and later this year I will open the registration to wait-list. 
There is a wait-list available, so please let me know if you are interested in future tours. If you are already on the wait-list, you will get an email when I resume the tour. Thanks for being patient! 

 

 
Saekdong is colorful fabric pieces sewn like a stripe and used for sleeves of children’s jackets (jeogori or durumagi). Saek means color and Dong means a stripe, or a unit of the fabric piece.
Saekdong was used to make striped sleeves, and decorations like jatmulim, jatmoeum on the collar or front part of jackets. Here you can see my daughter is wearing her saekdong jeogori for her 1st birthday celebration.
 Obangsaek (5 directional colors- red, blue, yellow, white, black) and some ogansaek (pink, purple, violet, green, brown, etc.) were used most often in saekdong.
By using these colors, Korean people imbue their clothing and accessories with hopes for happiness, good luck, health, longevity, and protection from evil spirits.
 



 
Maedeup, Knot Flower Bouquet Class is back!

Using Maedeup, Korean knot making techniques, I will teach how to make this flower bouquet that you can decorate your space or wear as a brooch.

Saturday, July 17, 10am -12pm PDT

Sign up here

 
Ssamsol Jogakbo Class 

A two-class series over Zoom. I will be teaching Ssamsol technique, which you can use to make bojagi with transparent effect.

Meets on Saturday, July 31& August 7, 10 am-12 pm PST

Sign up here



 

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June 2021 Newsletter Default Category

June is full of happiness!
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Double happiness with oQamoQa project is showing in Bukchon, Seoul, Korea.  June 1st-13th, 10am -6pm.
The #doublehappinesswithoqamoqa project is an exhibit now! The exhibit is at 북촌 한옥청 in Bukcheon, Seoul, South Korea, from June 1 to June 13, 2021. There will be artwork by 9 artists from 5 countries, and oQamoQa products, stuffed animals, and more! There are also interesting workshops planned during the exhibit time. I am sad that I cannot go, but my bojagi appearing in the exhibit is a part of me. So I am happy that at least a part of me can go! Here's an opening day video by Seong ok Ha, oQamoQa's founder.


단오, DanO, means the first 5th day, and it is the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. Traditionally, Koreans celebrated this day by doing ancestral rituals to wish for a good harvest, washing their hair with sweet flag-infused water, eating mugwort rice cakes, and exchanging fans.
I am honored to participate in the Gateway Korea Foundation's annual Dano celebration this year. 
I will demonstrate how to make Bok-jumeoni, and participate in a panel discussion about 'similarities and differences between Korean and African-American textile art' with Lee Talbot and Edna Patterson-Petty. These are free, online events that you can register for here.


Korea Textile Tour will be happening in 2022!
I am checking Korea's travel restrictions frequently. Still, all visitors to Korea are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. So I am planning to have tours in May 2022 and October 2022. My 2019 participants will have a priority to travel for the 2022 tours, and later this year I will open the registration to wait-list. 
There is a wait-list available, so please let me know if you are interested in future tours. If you are already on the wait-list, you will get an email when I resume the tour!

 

Maedeup, Knot Flower Bouquet Class is back!

Saturday, July 17, 10am -12pm PDT
Sign up here

 
예물보, Yemulbo, Giftwrap bojagi Class

This is an ONLINE class hosted by Tatter textile library in NY! 
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 2pm-4pm EDT
Sign up here.
Saeksilnubi, a Korean quilting technique that uses mulberry paper cords as batting.

Online class  hosted by Tatter textile library 

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2pm-4pm EDT.
SOLD OUT! I will offer again in the fall! 

 
예물보, Yemulbo, Giftwrap bojagi kits available

A small number of kits for making Yemulbo with a modern touch will be available to purchase on June 4th.

Purchase here.
Ssamsol Jogakbo Class 
A two-class series over Zoom.
Meets on Saturday, July 31& August 7, 10 am-12 pm PST
Sign up here



 

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