Pojagi

pojagi, found on the Sri blog

pojagi by artist Jung Yul Park, found on annekata

When my studio is busy, it seems that the bits and pieces of extra linen pile up faster than I will ever be able to use them. Some are large enough to be used for smaller functional items, but there are always pieces that seem to small to use, yet too large to throw away. Yesterday, I recalled a technique that was introduced to me on Kathryn Clark's blog, pojagi.

Pojagi is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth, made using a patchwork technique. What is striking about these pieces is that they are reversible, meaning the back of the piece is finished just as the front is finished. There is a fantastic tutorial on The Silly BooDilly. I'm hoping for a quiet afternoon to come soon so that I can try the technique using my pieces of linen.