Design and Techniques in Korean Textile Art
Sara Cook


Bojagi, sometimes called Pojagi, is a traditional Korean textile art. Centuries old, it was originally textiles made for every day living with scraps of left-over fabrics artfully put together. They often resemble works of modern artists such as Mondrian and Klee. Today, the technique now produces beautiful textiles that are fast influencing textile art in the West, particularly amongst quilters.

Using her own work and the work of other artists, leading expert on the subject Sara Cook demonstrates the techniques and how modern textilers can interpret the principles of Bojagi creatively. The book covers a brief history and understanding of Bojagi in Korean culture, then covers:

  • Fabrics and sewing equipment (incl. silk, hemp and ramie)
  • Obanseak – technique and designs of bojagi colours and symbolism
  • Colour Seams and Embellishments
  • Jagokbo – textiles pieced from tiny scraps.

A beautiful book offering textile artists and quilters a range of ideas to use in their own work.

About the Author Sara Cook is a textile artist, teacher and judge who established the Patchwork and Quilting courses at the Brighton Fashion and Textile School. She regularly contributes to articles for magazines, has worked as technical editor for several quilting books, and is a qualified Quilt Judge at the Quilt Festival. She regularly attends the Korean Bojagi Forum in Seoul, where she is having a solo exhibition of her work and giving a lecture.


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