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Slow Stitching 101: Soothing & Cozy Sewing Moments

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Daniela Mellen

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Artist & Instructor fascinated by learning new skills, dabbling in watercolor, acrylics, and needle arts.

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Skills you will gain

1. Sewing 3 stitches with variations 2. Creating a Slow Stitching Playing Card 3. Adding Fabric Swatches to An Existing Piece 4. Practice techniques to delve into meditation and the mind-body connection

Course description

Slow stitching is a process of needlework or hand sewing, similar to traditional embroidery or hand quilting, but without restrictions. It’s a method of using your hands to sew stitches between fabric and thread, with an emphasis on the process and the calming effects that are generated. Tangibly, stitches reenforce, repair, or attach fabric pieces together, not with the intention of making a perfect piece, but in seeing the beauty in salvaging what you already have, and recognizing the value of the effort and time it takes to do so. By using repetitive strokes and stitches, the slow stitching approach becomes soothing and comforting. Users feel the softness of the fabric, fall into a rhythm pulling stitches, and get lost in the moment, to achieve a sense of calmness. In today’s Slow Stitching Class, I’ll introduce 3 essential stitches and demonstrate how they are used in slow stitching. From this needlework basis, users can vary the techniques to create unique and personal art. For a specific project, students will create their own Slow Stitching Playing Card using a needle, thread, and fabric pieces. By engaging in simple, routine actions, the stitching becomes somewhat meditative. Class contains lessons that review the essential stitching tools, three traditional stitches, and two Project Challenges. Also included is a Class Download with a supply list and Class Overview.

Course content

1 Slow Stitching Class Intro

1m

2 Basic Supplies

0m

Class Supplies and Overview

5m
Take a more in depth look into the supplies used in slow stitching. Some materials are not required, but optional or helpful.

3 About Needles

3m

4 About Needle Threader

3m

5 About Thread

2m

6 Additional Tools

2m

7 About Fabric

2m

8 Stitching

2m

9 The Running Stitch

3m

10 The Backstitch

1m

11 Split Stitch

3m

12 Simple Stitch Variations

2m

13 Playing Card Project Composition

3m

14 Slow Stitching Playing Card

6m

15 Project #2 Composition

3m

16 Slow Stitching Project #2

4m

17 T Wrap Up

3m

Requirements

Course Materials include 3x4 cotton fabric swatch, additional smaller fabric pieces, needle, thread, basic sewing tools (scissors, thimble, beeswax). No previous sewing experience is required.
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Beginner

56m

English

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