Slow Stitch: February 22nd, 2020 : 11am-2pm
This workshop is held at my Downtown Los Angeles Studio
453 South Spring Street, LA 90026, STUDIO 1112
A favorite workshop of mine, with a whole lot of immediate satisfaction for you, the stitcher!
Some people call it 'improv quilting' others call it 'intuitive stitching'. I've settled on the title "slow stitching" because that's truly what it is. Everything slows down when you engage in this workshop: Your hands, your mind, your thoughts...it's a fantastic way to re-asses all you know.
Join me for a workshop where you will dive into more juicy fabric than you can imagine, as I offer up the vintage, the special, the lovely, the cotton, the linen and the silk, all for your slow-stitching pleasure. We won’t be using machines but turning our minds and our hands towards an improvisational panel that is created stitch by stitch. Students will be introduced to the joy of hand-stitching a piece of work, sharing fabric in a unique way, as well as mending techniques for tiny repairs. An afternoon spent with like-minded creatives, all focused on this meditative stitching is a fabulous kind of day! This is a process-oriented workshop, wherein students will develop their work intuitively by choosing fabric colors and textures while we discuss both improvisational and dedicated design concepts to approach their finished piece.
Supplies: All materials provided as part of the days’ work, but as with all workshops I teach, if students have personal materials they’d like to incorporate or share, they may bring them along.
*Depending on fabric cuts, each student will create a panel that is approximately 12”x12” or larger – perfect for turning into a pillow or hanging for display.
Other tools you may want to bring along: Your glasses! Thimble, Tiny scissors, Needle threader