Based at the inspiring Elepant Rooms Holistic and Wellbeing Centre in Draycott, South Derbyshire, DE72 3PP. Take inspiration from nature and find some creative, soulful expression .
Join me on Friday mornings to reflect, sit and stitch. Mindfulness is the new buzzword but for those of us who stitch, we know the meditative and restorative qualities of time spent in peaceful creativity. Using affirmations and nature imagery, you'll design and stitch a small piece using slow stitch techniques. For this summer's Soulful Stitch we will use tree imagery to inspire our designs. The workshop will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Elephant Room Holistic and Wellbeing Centre in Draycott, South Derbyshire, where you can't help but feel calm and connected. It is my intention to create a space that is calm and meditative. There will time for silent stitching to enhance the peace and wellbeing you will experience. Beginners welcome.
What is slow stitch? It's hand stitching with fabrics that are often found, or repurposed. You create an intuitive collage of fabrics, then use a simple hand stitch, to add image and detail. As you go along you decide what stitches to use, add colours and create a unique textile piece. What do you do with it? You can frame it, make it into a bag or purse, or keep it in your soul space to remind you of the peace and clarity of creating it. It is an intuitive, peaceful process that isn't rushed and takes you on a journey of creativity. There are no rules, no right and wrong. The aim is to slow down and take your time, and like a meditation, to simply breathe and create peacefulness, one stitch at a time.
Sessions are on Friday mornings from 10-12 on June 21/ June 28/ July 5/ July 12 £80 for 4 sessions includes tuition and materials. 10% of your ticket price will be donated to treesisters.org who raise funds to reforest the rainforests. Your contribution will mean that 25 trees can be planted and help against global warming.
Soulful Stitch - 4 sessions - June 2019
You can cancel upto four weeks before the event and receive a full refund. Up to two weeks before the event you can receive a refund for half the amount. After that no refund can be given.
The Elephant Rooms is wheel chair accessible via a ramp and has ground-level toilets. Please advise me at time of booking if you have any mobility issues that you may need support with.
The course is designed for adults and is suitable for any one over the age of 16.