Sat, Nov 12|
Sticks and Stones Farm
Slow Stitch Meditation with Pam Blasko
Time & Location
Nov 12, 2022, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT 06470, USA
About The Event
Cost: $32.00 at the door
No experience necessary
What is slow stitching? In a busy and chaotic world, sometimes it’s just nice to…well…slow down, relax, take a few deep breaths and not worry about creating a product, but enjoying a process. Slow stitching is one of those creative arts perfect for this!
Over the course of approximately two hours, you will learn the creative, mindful practice of stitch meditation using Boro and Sashiko techniques. Allowing your mind and body to relax, you will stitch a bohemian piece of art which you can use to patch a favorite clothing item, frame and hang on the wall, or use as the beginning of a meditative stitch journal. I like to think of it as hand stitching with a creative purpose.
Using a recycled or scrap piece of fabric, you will hand draw a simple pattern that may tell a story or represent a feeling. If you prefer, you might create a meditation cloth, stitching willy-nilly with no rhyme or reason. You can use a stencil, or even stack and arrange a variety of fabrics. There are no rules. Learning these techniques will slow your mind, you will relax and be present. I will guide you through this practice. It will also give you a new appreciation about recycling what you already have. One of the best things about this mindful creative process is you don’t have to be perfect – not at meditation and not at sewing!
Whichever direction you take, you'll learn not to worry about the size of your stitches or how straight they are.
For me, the art of slow stitching is all about just intuitively letting the creative process flow…I don’t worry about following a pattern, or having perfectly cut pieces, I even allow raw unfinished edges.
I hope you'll join me for this restorative, calming practice.
All materials included.