Join me in my studio at the bottom of the garden in Long Eaton near Nottingham. Take inspiration from the landscape to design a textile piece, and find meditation in stitch.
In the morning we will look at the landscape and create a design based on the layers and shapes in the landscape. You'll decide on the season you want to represent how best to capture that. You'll rummage in my fabric stash and create intuitively. in the afternoon we willn start the process of stitching pieces into place and look at how to embellish and capture nature's details. You'll end the day with an overview of the design process and a project to take away and continue creating.
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. 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.
The day runs from 10 to 4. Places in my studio are limited to 6. You'll get to see where I work, my inspirations and books. Access is at ground level but the loo is upstairs so please consider this if you have any mobility issues. Materials are provided as well as refreshments through out the day. Please bring a packed lunch.
Slow Stitch - Landscapes - Feb 29th 2020
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.
My studio is at the bottom of the garden behind my house in Long Eaton. The access is at ground level, with single steps at various points. The toilet is accessed through the house and is on the frist floor. 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.