Slow Stitching Retreat 23rd & 24th July

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Slow Stitching Retreat

 23rd & 24th July - 9.30am – 4pm

Suitable for beginners

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Would you like to spend 2 days letting yourself unwind in the company of like-minded creators & crafters?...
Turn off your phone – step back from the chaos around you - & the busy life you lead, to relax & enjoy the moment – ‘Mindfulness’
The Slow Stitching movement was originally spearheaded by Mark Lipinski, an international quilter.  Slow Stitching is where modern creativity joins with ancient techniques.  This is an opportunity to play with threads, fabrics, lace, beads, buttons etc. to create all sorts of items.  Forget about perfection & the finished article – just enjoy the journey & the process of stitching for stitching’s sake.  Put your inner critic on mute!
This is not a structured class with a timetable & a finished product – you decide what you want to experiment with!  Trudy & Christine will guide you & hopefully show you something new. If you have old textiles – doily’s – lace - bits of unfinished embroideries – bring them along.  See how they can be repurposed.
Each participant will receive an individually curated ‘Welcome’ pack of goodies including handmade silk paper, rust dyed fabric, cyanotype printed fabric, hand printed silk & cotton pieces of fabric, 4 Fat ¼’s of your choice, lace, beads, sequins, buttons…& a few more surprises…
On Sunday the shop is Closed and Christine will show you how to paint backgrounds for your stitching using calico & watercolour paints – so if you have a set of watercolour paints – bring them along.
Bring a basic sewing kit with you (needles / pins / scissors / thread for tacking)
Morning & Afternoon tea, Lunch, tea, coffee, fruit juice are included in the cost of the Retreat – please notify us in advance if you have specific dietary requirements & we will do our best to accommodate them.
Full cost of the weekend is $230.  Deposit of $50 to secure your place.
Places are limited. Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel & we are unable to fill your place, but refundable if we have to cancel for any unexpected reason.
Phone bookings can be made – 03 544 7832 – but the deposit is required to secure your place –
or on the website

 Crafty or Wot, 145 McShane Road, Richmond