The practice of EMBROIDERY and hand stitching have a long and rich history and for a while now, have experienced a resurgence in contemporary textiles and craft. Most recently during this time of Covid, sewing projects have burst forth as the whole world slowed and people looked to engage heart and mind.
You see, embroidery is a calming activity. It is easy to learn. Hand-stitching brings you into quiet focus with yourself. Michele Elliot, artist and stitcher, will guide you through these four weekly sessions. Beginning with some simple embroidery techniques, Michele will lead you through stitching and making together. She will also help you to devise own embroidery projects. Alongside learning the skill, technique and approach to this craft, learn about how a practice of stitching can support positive mental health. Discover why craft helps to foster regulating our stress response, and builds a beautiful routine of creative self care and play into your everyday.