Sewing - Hand Stitching

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Course description

Learn hand stitching in Sydney with this sewing class.

The soul is fed by needle and thread.

Take time out for yourself to explore the meditative and healing qualities of hand stitching. Work with artist and designer Lorna Murray and learn how to draw with stitch. Indulge in the joy and beauty of embroidery while drinking tea from cups and saucers.

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 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, woolen 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

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
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

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Course testimonials:

  • Judith 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.

  • Kelly said: Student gave 5 stars

  • Anne 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.