During this workshop, we will be exploring the notion of slow stitch and the restorative nature of working with fabric and thread, with each participant creating a small narrative textile. We will discuss notions around colour, texture, and pattern; the meditative nature of

hand stitching through a story. 


Things participants will learn: basic hand stitching techniques: ideas
around texture, pattern, and the compiling of a textile piece; connecting to the self through stitching: ideas around inspiration and documenting parts of life through stitching story; the notion of slowing down and cultivating a sense of calm.

Participants do not need to have had experience with hand stitching to participate.

Participants should have ready - 15x15cm plain fabric of a medium weight (denim, canvas, woven bull denim are just a few options), scraps of fabric (these could be pieces of fabric from previous projects, clothing no longer worn etc), hand stitching needles, a few pins, a pair of scissors, thread, and open hearts and curious minds. 

Workshop Host:

Alice Oelofse - Alla D by Ali Oelofse


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Time: 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Cost: Free

Where:  Zoom Meetings

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