When I started learning Hangul a few years ago I also discovered many lovely traditional Korean crafts. Jogakbo is a kind of Korean patchwork, traditionally made using scraps of leftover fabric to make household goods or garments. I'd seen several examples of wind chimes made using fabric and as I was curious how the double sided seams were created I decided to have a go.

 


The first mobile I made was from a lovely book I have called Pojagi in Daily Life. The instructions are in Korean, but I managed to translate a bit and figure out the rest. It turns out that the seams are also known as flat fell seams - the raw edges are tucked in and stitched so that the patchwork looks tidy on both sides. I also added some little Jatssi 잩씨 - pine nut decorations - the little folded triangles.

For the second mobile I made a selection of square sachets, called Oksa 억사. These are easy to make, but so effective. You can find a tutorial by the lovely YoungMin Lee on youTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAhjxXR9n2Y

 

The third mobile was inspired by a photograph I'd seen on Pinterest which unfortunately I don't have a reference for and I'm not sure if it's a traditional design, but the shape was interesting.

 

 

 

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The fabric I used is called Mosi and is the same fabric that I used on one of my previous projects where I made Lotus Leaf Bojagi. It's a natural fabric, a bit like linen but with a stiffness so that it's great at holding it's shape. I treated myself to some fine, sharp needles and they were so much easier to use with this fabric. I would definitely recommend you treat yourself to some Clover Black Gold Needles 😊 

I also incorporated some Korean knots, Maedeup 매듭, also from one of my projects last year.

I still find the chrysanthemum knot really tricky, although YoungMin Lee has another tutorial which was easier to follow here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t26uTZbV8lk&