Garden Reflections in Slow Stitch

Saturday 4th May

10am – 4pm

Price £45 including some materials. A list of materials you will need to bring will be provided.

Slow down, unwind, relax  and hand stitch. Your tutor for this course is Helen Layfield

Using the beautiful gardens at Nynehead Court as our starting point we will explore the traditional techniques of Kantha, suijani and Shaskiko stitching to create a new mindful way of working with fabric and threads.

This full day workshop will show you how to gather information from the gardens through the use of simple sketching. An introduction to both Northern  Indian Kantha / Sujani  and Japanese Shashiko /Boro traditional hand stitched embroidery will enable you to develop your own style and technique of slow stitch.

This class is suitable for complete beginners through to the more experienced stitcher.

Helen has been a community artist, tutor and mentor for 25 years. She has worked with a wide variety of age groups and abilities from primary, GCSE and A’Level  to adult education classes.

Helen has diplomas in mindfulness and meditation and has completed research in identity and story telling through creativity with a passionate belief that everybody is creative. With the interest in recycling, making by hand and wellbeing slow stitch is a relaxing, sociable, inclusive form of creativity.

Slow stitch has no complicated techniques, no specialist materials and can be done anywhere at any time.