April hand-embroidery stitch-a-long with Stitch Therapy Club

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Description

Stitch a little each day to improve wellbeing with Stitch Therapy Club. Each part of the embroidery design will have its own instructional video, filmed Live in the STC facebook group Mon-Fri over the course of three weeks in April (starting 12th April, 6pm on Mondays and 11am Tues-Fri). Watch and ask questions as we go, or replay the videos later if you can't make the livestream. Alternatively, stitch on your own three week timeline or at any pace of your choosing with lifetime access to the same videos uploaded to the members area of my website.

STC kits can be completed by beginners and more experienced stitchers alike. The stitch videos are very thorough, walking you through how to trace the pattern as well as finish the piece ready for display. In the first few videos of each stitch-a-long I go through the basics of splitting thread and threading the needle etc. If you’re a more experienced stitcher, come along to practise your skills with a new design and advice on stitching for mental health!

Stitch Therapy kits are designed to encourage you to stitch a little every day, or at least carve out some time for yourself each week to spend on a creative activity, just for you. STC is for anyone who’d like to craft, learn and heal together, and to learn how to use the meditative art of embroidery to help manage mental health. For anyone who’s seen others use craft and creativity to relax but isn’t sure where to begin, and who’d like to be part of a community of like-minded individuals who lift each other up and are on this craft as therapy journey together.

Included in your sign-up is an invitation to our monthly STC Zoom call, in which we discuss in more detail mental health and wellbeing loosely related to the embroidery theme of the month. For example, after the 'Growing into my Own Hero' S-A-L (pictured) we discussed how to build and nurture resilience. After the 'Better Days are Coming' S-A-L (pictured) we shared the trials and tribulations we each faced in lockdown, and what we were doing to keep well.

*** The design will be revealed on my instagram in mid/late March. The only clue I can give you for now is that it'll be sea-life themed!

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

- 8” wooden embroidery hoop
- 8-10 skeins of DMC or Anchor embroidery floss
- x2 pieces of calico fabric
- 2-4 needles (design dependent) & 4 pins
- heat-erasable frixion pen OR washable chalk pencil (design dependant)
- A4 paper pattern of design
- Stitch guide booklet with illustrated step-by-step instructions
- How-to stitch videos for each part of the embroidery
- x2 Stitch Therapy Club postcards

What you will need

Scissors or snippers to cut thread

Contact

Emily Rowan at Stitch Therapy Club

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

Price

£45

Postage

Free

Duration

3 weeks (11:00am to 11:45am)

The course doesn’t currently have live dates

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