Create a zip purse with Boro and Sashiko


Sunday 24th July 10am-4pm
Moulin Hall, Pitlochry, Scotland
£65 / £75

Try your hand at crafting your own Japanese Boro and Sashiko textiles inspired by the tradition of recycling and reworking textiles.  Exploring this relaxing, meditative, useful  stitch you will use piece together scraps of organic cotton, coffee sack hessian, Harris tweed and linen to create a sample bookmark.  Then you will move on and create a larger panel which Ruth will then help you turn into a purse with a zip.

Ruth will guide you to select fabrics and thread and show you how to form straight and running stitch to create your own unique work.  It’s a very therapeutic way to spend a day, slowing right down, arranging pieces of beautiful fabrics before stitching into place by hand and machine to form a panel.   Ruth will work with you every step of the way, offering one-to-one advice, help and inspiration with samples and references.  It’s a great little project to help you connect with fabric and sewing, and the simplicity of the project enables you to get to know your sewing machine again as you make up a purse.  You’re sure to enjoy this day of producing a unique textile product and taking away a few new skills and inspiration.

Perfect for beginners and intermediate level sewers.  Also suitable for kids who are interested age 12+ (please ask for more details before booking for minors).

No materials needed (unless you think you have a fabric you might like to incorporate into your design) but a sewing kit (with sharp scissors) and your own sewing machine would be a good idea if you have one – there’s nothing like having the opportunity to use your very own machine.  Ruth can give you advice on how to clean it and keep it in tip top condition too – as she has a certificate in repairing and servicing sewing machines.

You will be using Sashiko needles and thread and the fabric available will be off-cuts leftover from Ruth’s production of garments as well as an assortment of pre-loved fabrics.

Maximum 8 people – plenty of room to social distance in a roomy hall.

Date: Sunday 24th July
Time: 10.00 – 4.00pm
Venue: The Moulin Hall, behind the Moulin Kirk, Kirkmichael Road, Pitlochry. PH16 5EW
Access: All on one level with free parking right outside
Lunch: Bring a packed lunch

There will be tea, coffee and biscuits available all day.

Workshop Cancellations, Changes, and Refunds?
Should you wish to cancel or make any changes to your workshop booking then please phone Ruth on 0781 470 4256 or email
You may cancel with a full refund five or more working days before the course or workshop start date. For cancellations made five or fewer working days before the event, no refund or changes to a booking can be made.
I may be able to offer you a place on an equivalent course or workshop instead of a refund if we are notified up to five working days before the course or workshop start date, and if there is availability.
In the unlikely event that a workshop is cancelled, Ruth will offer you the choice to transfer your space to the next available workshop, a workshop of your choosing, or offer you a full refund. You will be informed of cancellations at least three days before the event.

Photography and Filming
Ruth may at times record or photograph workshops for use in marketing and publications linked to Roobedo. Disruption of workshops will be kept to an absolute minimum. If you would like to know more, please email

Please note: All Roobedo sewing projects are original designs & ideas created and owned by Roobedo and are shared for fun and personal use only. Please do not sell any of the things you make on a Roobedo course, and with respect, please do not use Ruth’s patterns/ideas for commercial gain.

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