A mindful, creative embroidery stitching workshop with knitwear designer Maija Nygren.
Hand-stitching is a mindful activity that can relief stress, provide calm from our busy lives and lead to relaxation and a sense of presence.
During this workshop you will be equipped with basic, yet impactful, hand stitching techniques that you can use to decorate a luxurious knitted scarf unique to you. Your scarf could become patterned with beautiful intricate elements, an abstract composition, or perhaps a play with colour by using a range of simple, traditional needlework techniques and a variety of 100% wool yarns.
No previous needlework experience is necessary, the workshop and the materials used are designed to accommodate all levels of crafts people, and provide a creative experience for all.
The scarves are made by Maija in her Edinburgh studio using her elbow-powered knitting machine, with 100% Blue Faced Leicester yarn, raised and sheared in the UK. This wool fibre is famous for its lusciousness, and soft-to-touch feel, with a lovely drape.
Your personal workshop kit includes:
> One 100% Blue Faced Leicester yarn scarf base with lace holes
> A set of stitch practice cards that cover four basic hand stitches
> A wooden needle
> A collection of 100% wool yarn, Scottish sourced for decoration
Maija will introduce you to a range of basic hand stitching techniques that can be used to create your personalised scarf, and share previous samples she has created for decorative ideas. You will explore and practice stitch techniques using pre-punctured stitch cards, as well as textiles. By the end of your workshop, you will have created a unique scarf decorated with your hand stitching and woollen mark making, ready to wear home with pride.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
You will have access to all the equipment and materials you need. Refreshments including speciality teas and coffees, a selection of biscuits plus drinking water.
4½ hours (12:30pm to 5:00pm)
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