Sewing: Hand Stitching

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Learn hand stitching with our Sewing courses in Sydney.

The soul is fed by needle and thread.

This workshop is an opportunity to connect with yourself, and a space to enjoy the company of others who share a love for stitching.
Each lesson we will be able to slow down, work in stillness and celebrate the act of making. The final outcome may vary depending upon your intention.
You may wish to create a very personal cloth purse, a needle pouch, a textile doll, a series of small talismans, a sampler or other cloth panel.

If you want to learn hand stitching in Sydney, then this course is for you.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • learnt some beautiful hand-stitching techniques
  • crafted a beautiful piece of their own
  • learnt the art of slow stitch as a form of mindfulness and relaxation

Course content

  • Learning new hand-stitching techniques and the art of mindfulness while making.
  • Learning basic practical skills such as sewing a button, sewing a hem, mending.
  • Completing your stitched panel and creating a very personal item, such as a cloth purse, a needle pouch, a textile doll, a series of small talismans, a sampler or other cloth panel.

Please bring to class

  • Various size (hand) sewing needles
  • Various coloured embroidery threads, woollen threads, crochet threads and machine threads
  • Scissors
  • Unpicker
  • Various natural fibre fabric pieces (roughly A3 size) (plain and printed) (Consider aesthetics by selecting your fabrics carefully. Think about the sorts of colours, patterns, weights and textures that you wish to work with. Examples of natural fibre fabrics are linen, cotton, silk, wool, rayon). You could even bring in garments you wish to sew onto – such as a shirt or skirt!
  • 1 x metre cotton cloth to be used as your backing cloth
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Cup and saucer for drinking tea

Other information

  • Please wear covered in shoes.
  • All our sewing courses are limited to 12 places (10 places in the city venue), which enables the tutor to give each student plenty of one-to-one guidance and instruction.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Very enjoyable class for beginners. Lots of inspiration. I was disppointed the date changed after booking and I ended up being double-booked so missed the afternoon.

  • said: Student gave 5 stars

  • said: The class was relaxed and the teacher, Judith, was helpful. A good place to start for a beginner. I would like to do more sessions like this to develop more stitching skills.

  • said: Valeria was an excellent teacher, and she makes a great pot of tea too. She taught us many different hand stitches in the space of 5 hours, so I came away learning some new skills, which is exactly what I want from the course.

  • said: I really enjoyed the course and valeria is a very knowledgable and accessible teacher, I would like to do an extension to that course, learn more advanced techniques. .

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