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CANCELLED – Crafting Bokjumeoni
September 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WE ARE SO SORRY! SADLY, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED AND WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE FUTURE.
Textile Arts | Los Angeles invites you to Crafting Bokjumeoni
Saturday, September 11th, 2 – 4 pm at the Helms Design Center
You may have wondered about the small, colorful bags you see in museums, and carried by ladies wearing hanbok, a traditional Korean garment. The bags are called bokjumeoni (복주머니), translated as a lucky pouch.
Hanbok is a colorful and elegant type of Korean formal clothing worn for special occasions. It is beautiful, but lacks pockets, which led to the creation of bokjumeoni, a drawstring pouch. Bokjumeoni are made of the same material and colors as hanbok, and they are believed to bring the holder good fortune. Today, bokjumeoni are often used as a bag for small presents given to friends and loved ones.
In this workshop Dong Kyu will teach participants how to make their own bokjumeoni. We will provide all the necessary materials, including colorful fabric pre-cut in the shape of the pouch. Participants will learn about the history of the bokjumeoni and its use in Korea from the past until the present day. Students will sew the pieces of fabric together to create a small drawstring pouch.
No experience is necessary, although participants should be comfortable handling a needle and thread.
Class fee $45 includes all materials.