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Slow Stitching Christmas Theme with Lisa Mattock

October 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


The Notion of ‘Slow Stitching’

Slow stitching centres around the ‘make do and mend’ and ‘waste not, want not’ ethos of yesteryear.

It is a nod to the generations that came before ours in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable. This is not a complicated process which relies on numerous fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness. Rather, Lisa embraces the timeworn nature of our materials, and the individuality of our stitching methods. Simplicity is key.

Stitching methods… simple and repetitive

Lisa draws inspiration from the Japanese stitching methods of boro and sashiko and takes a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited and vintage textiles to create a background of artwoks.

Students will stitch their background using simple stab stitch to connect their pieces of upcycled cloth.

A stitched silhouette can then be added as a finishing embellishment to the stitched cloth background.

Sashiko (literally ‘little stabs’ ) is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching.

Boro is the art of mending rags or scraps of cloth. The term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched- up and repaired many times.

Each student will be supplied with all necessary materials, including class notes and a goodie bag which includes an array of reclaimed textiles, threads and embellishments.




Further Details

Level of skillBeginners,Intermediate
DurationFive Hours
Hours of attendance10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost$150 (inclusive of a starter kit)


October 16, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Addicted 2 Fabric Office
25 Dundas Court
Phillip, ACT 2606 Australia
02 62824494


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