Thu, 13 July|
Slow Stitch and Sound Bath Community Sessions
Join Embroidery Artist Danielle and Sound Healer James in these weekly nourishing sessions to relax your mind from the busy world.
Time & Location
13 July, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mudgeeraba, 6 Miners Ct, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213, Australia
About the event
Join Embroidery Artist Danielle and Sound Healer James in this nourishing space to relax your mind from the busy world.
Slow stitching is like doodling with thread. You only need to know one basic stitch to start your practice. This space allows you to drop into the therapeutic and rhythmic motions of stitching. Allowing your mind to pour out through thread whilst James plays calming crystal singing bowls in the background.
Herbal tea will be served.
Please note that these sessions are complete beginner friendly (you don't need to know how to stitch to come) but it is not an in-depth embroidery workshop like Danielle's other workshops. This is a space for you to come and slow stitch simply. Danielle will be there to guide people on how to begin but she encourages this as a space for people to sit and stitch whatever flows, connect with others and relax to James' healing sounds.
All materials will be provided for the duration of the session. You will receive a tote bag to start stitching on (which you can take home) and a stitch kit is available to purchase if you want to continue at home (or you can just contiue stitching in these group sessions). If you have your own stitching project feel free to bring that along too.
These sessions are held weekly to hold a nurturing and relaxing space for community to gather and continue slow stitching together whilst relaxing to James' crystal singing bowls.
About Sound Bath:
Using frequency or sound creates a therapeutic atmosphere to promote deep rest, nervous system rebalancing, and emotional release. It can create a hypnotic, meditative or theta brainwave state, allowing access to deeper levels of inner wisdom and healing.
About Slow Stitching:
- Slow stitching is a mindful practice of embroidery that doesn't require a pattern or expectation. Like doodling it allows your mind to flow and be present with each stitch.
- Slow stitching is a new art form built on old traditions. The movement was originally spearheaded by Mark Lipinksi, one of the quilting industry's most
- well-known figures.
- Slow stitching is a craft where modern creativity meets ancient practices; a craft that's about the journey, not the destination. Slow stitching isn't about mending or making garments from a pattern. Neither is it about working towards a goal or a timeframe.
- Slow stitching is about using the needle and thread in the same way you'd use a paintbrush. It's about creating art, about enjoying the process rather than worrying about the product.
- Basically, slow stitching is about taking a step back from the busy, chaotic world we live in. It's about appreciating the moment, about taking a few deep breaths and relaxing. In other words, it's about MINDFULNESS.
- Mindful stitching isn't about being perfect. If you haven't got meditation down to a fine art, it doesn't matter. Neither does it matter if your stitching isn't the best.
- The focus of mindful stitching is on the intention and the joy of creating. What the final product looks like isn't relevant. If it's got raw edges, so be it. If a few of the stitches are wonky, it doesn't matter.Mindful stitching is about letting your creative juices flow and just running with it. Mindful stitching lets you turn your thoughts to what you're feeling at the moment and express those feelings with your needle and thread.
- Forget about ticking projects off your list or religiously following patterns. There's a time and a place for both of those things, but this isn't it.
- You only need to know 1 basic embroidery stitch to start slow stitching.
My go-to stitches for slow stitching are:
Register your spot to come
Register online and pay online or register via text and pay in cash on the day
ticket$15.00+$0.38 service fee