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Annyeong, 2019!
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 Wrapping up a year, again-

It's been another great year and I feel very fortunate to be able to work and enjoy my life at the same time. The wanderlust keeps me traveling around and nourishes my creativity.
This year I met wonderful people, shared my bojagi and traveled around the world, again! I am thankful that I received so much love this year. Magic happened when I was around so many positive, kind, and creative souls. I’m excited to share this positive energy with others. 2020 is just around the corner and I wish for another creative and meaningful year for all of you!  Good fortune and happiness! Thank you for all your love and encouragement!!

In addition to teaching and sharing bojagi, I will be leading the Korea Textile Tour again in October 2020. This is a unique chance to taste Korean art and rich culture, meet warm-hearted people in the heart of Seoul, and more! The dates will be posted soon and I hope you can join 


Schedules for 2020

9 workshops at the San Mateo County Library branches from January 7th -April 11th. Check the library website for more detailed information.

January 11
Mosi Jogakbo class in San Francisco- Sold out

February 8, 9
Lunar New Year Celebration at the 
Oakland Museum of California

February 29
Jogakbo, Abundance of Colors at 
San Francisco School of Needlework & Design

March 15
Maedeub workshop at the 
Textile Arts Council in San Fransico De Young Museum

March 28

A Verb for Keeping Warm New class!

April 21
Bojagi talk at the 
San Francisco Quilters Guild 

May 14-16
Bojagi workshops and talk at the 
Cleveland Museum of Art 


Korea Textile Tour-Dates will be announced soon!


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Korea Textile Tour 2020 Announcement 

Are you ready for an adventure with me?

Hello textile enthusiasts! 

I invite you to sign up first for the 2020 Korea Textile Tour! Thank you for showing your interest in next year's tour.
The tour dates are October 12-22, 2020 
You have a priority to sign up for this tour.
Trip cost is USD $3,950 and a $500 deposit via PayPal will reserve your spot. You can click the Sign up for KTT 2020 below and sign up.

Sign-ups will be open to the public on December 10th, 2019.

If you love textiles and want a hands-on experience in the heart of an Asian culture that stretches back thousands of years, then join us as we explore traditional and contemporary fiber arts in Seoul and surrounding provinces. 

Youngmin Lee, a Korean bojagi artist in the San Francisco Bay Area is leading the tour.
 A small group of 10 women with a leader, Youngmin Lee will lead you to -
● Visit museums and art galleries, palaces, temples, artist studios, and workshops, and fabulous markets (shopping for textiles and other treasures you won’t want to go home without).
● Eat delicious Korean food, which includes many healthy, vegetarian, and vegan options, and you will also have access to a variety of cuisines from other countries.

Looking forward to having an adventure with you in October 2020!


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Hello from Korea Textile Tour 2019!

We had a great time!

It was our 3rd Korea Textile Tour and we all had a wonderful time traveling, learning, and sharing textile art and culture with so many people in Korea. In Andong, we stayed at the Hanok, a traditional Korean style house, and learned about Korean culture. We met so many talented and generous people who were excited to share their passion with us.  We visited Hanji (Korean mulberry paper) mill, Andongpo (Andong hemp fabric) showroom, Hahoe village in Andong, and we took an eco print workshop. On our way back to Seoul, we visited a 5th generation silk factory to learn about how silk is made from the owners. After we come back to Seoul, we visited exhibitions about traditional costumes, saw a contemporary quilt show, and took fun workshops- a colored paper workshop where we got our own pattern, another we learned Korean traditional embroidery, and even silk dye using enzymes and black ink. We also visited Hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) artist, a Saeksil nubi (Korean traditional quilting) master and Bohnchang Koo (prominent photographer). Yes, we were very busy every day! On our final day, a farewell meal was prepared by a good friend of mine at her own hanok! I feel so lucky to travel with this wonderful group of travel companions. And I was very grateful to experience Korean hospitality throughout the time. 

After the tour, I spent some quality time with my family in Korea. I was able to enjoy beautiful autumn near Seollaksan. My last week in Seoul was another busy time, meeting with people and make plans for next year's Korea Textile Tour. I am going to announce the dates for 2020 in early December and I hope many of you can join me! 

I came back with a suitcase full of new materials and inspiration to create more works and teach more classes soon.

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