Molly Bullick’s Bojagi Masterclass

Molly Bullick's Bojagi piece

 

The Korean tradition of a wrapping cloth, or Bojagi, has been embraced by the Western art world in recent years. It has appeared in mixed media as well as fibre art. A wrapping cloth was used to enclose gifts, cover food on special occasions or enclose special quilts or ceremonial clothes. Pieces of cloth left over from other projects were not wasted, but joined together and often decorated with intricate embroidery. The seams form a definite element in the design. They can be seen at their best when translucent materials such as silk organza are used. Bojagi can be made by hand or machine, but hand seams have a seductive character and make the presence of the maker apparent.