Presented by Maki Aizawa 

Cost: $50 members; $65 not-yet-members (supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included) 

Boro is the Japanese art of mending. Derived from the Japanese word boroboro, meaning “something tattered or repaired,” boro is the practice of reworking and repairing textiles to extend their use. Join Maki Aizawa to learn more about boro and how to use the sashiko stitching method to repair your own garments. Bring an item from your own closet, or practice these techniques on a cotton tote bag. 

About Maki Aizawa 

Maki Aizawa is a multifaceted artist and producer with a passion for her homeland, Japan. She grew up in the northern city of Sendai, and from her earliest years was immersed in the traditions of Japanese arts and culture. After high school, Aizawa came to the United States and earned a degree in art history from San Francisco State University. She then used her ikebana training to establish Viola Floral Design, where she provided exquisite floral arrangements for weddings and winery events throughout the Bay Area for more than fifteen years.

Maki Aizawa handling a large piece of light orange fabric
Photo by Robbi Pengelly

In 2011, an earthquake and tsunami devastated Aizawa’s home district in Sendai. Since then, she has fostered collaborations and orchestrated projects mainly with Japanese artists. She aims to build community locally and globally, using the arts to bring people together. With her appreciation of the history of Japanese traditions and skills, Maki approaches each art form as one to be preserved and sustained.

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