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Slow Stitch

June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presenter: Gail Smuda
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 1, 12:30-4:30pm
Cost/Registration: $40. You must register in advance. Class size limited to 8.
Supplies: Scissors, Notebook, Pen/Pencil

*** This is an  in-person event! To register, please call GoodLife at 603-228-6630.***

This workshop will allow participants to create two patches that can then be used to actually patch a piece of clothing or that can be used to decorate a piece of clothing such as a t-shirt. Sashiko (which means “little stabs”) is an ancient Japanese process for essentially making fabric last longer. Patterns were usually nature based and often represent waves or tree patterns, etc. Slow Stitching is a term used because it is seen as a more contemplative process that is much more about the process than the final result. Society today sees the harm done by modern fabric making and feels the essential good in slow stitching because it makes things last longer, have more decorative and personalized meaning and creates a space for a calm meditative practice.