Slow stitching centres around the “make do and mend” and “waste not, want not” ethos of yesteryear. It is a nod to the generations that came before ours in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable. This is not a complicated process which relies on numerous fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness, but rather, it's about embracing the timeworn nature of our materials, and the individuality of our stitching methods.
In this 4.5 hour workshop with textile artist, Lisa Mattock, you will draw inspiration from the Japanese stitching methods of boro (the art of mending rags or scraps of cloth) and sashiko (a form of decorative of reinforcement stitching) to create your own slow stitch artwork using a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited, and vintage textiles.
You will also learn simple stab stitch techniques for connecting pieces to form a background, before adding a stitched silhouette as a finishing embellishment.
Come pick up a needle and thread and lose yourself in this meditative process where simplicity is key.
- The Japanese stitching methods of boro (the art of mending rags or scraps of cloth) and sashiko (a form of decorative of reinforcement stitching)
- Create your own layered textile artwork using a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited, and vintage textiles.
- A starter pack containing vintage fabric swatches, needles, threads, thread snips, and a variety of ribbon embellishments.
- Afternoon/morning tea provided
- Bring any fabric accoutrements you would like to incorporate into your work (ie. old household linens)
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.