Stitching The Stillness - slow-stitch landscape project with Helen Hallows

Stitching the Stillness


The course will guide you through gathering ideas, collecting fabrics and using paint and print to create a background for you to stitch on. Allowing the textures of the cloth to help create landscape and the stitch to fuse layers together, the entire process will be one of permission to slow down, and engage with the meditative process of slow stitch. This will be an exploration in colour, texture, shape and stitch.

What's included in the price?

You create an intuitive collage of fabrics, then use a simple hand stitch, to add image and detail. As you go along you decide what stitches to use, add colours and create a unique textile piece. What do you do with it? You can frame it, make it into something, or keep it in your soul space to remind you of the peace and clarity of creating it. It is an intuitive, peaceful process that isn't rushed and takes you on a journey of creativity.

What you will learn on this course:
Design process to create a winter landscape
Painting and stamping fabric
Working intuitively to capture the essence of nature
Working in a palette to express the season
Slow stitching with intention, creating stillness in yourself as you stitch through the season.

I've planned the content to give you a full weekend of creativity to kickstart a hand-stitch project that you can give as much time as you would like to.
You will end the course with a set of cards that you can swap with other creatives or use to build your own oracle (affirmation) card deck.

What you will need

You will need:
Access via a PC or laptop to my website where you can access the password protected pages
Broadband wifi with sufficient speed to watch video content

Materials you will need for the class:
Fabrics - cotton, calico - linens - repurposed cotton shirts or pillowcases.
Basic requirement - 1m of calico, 1m of white cotton (wash before use).
Acrylic paints and brushes
Erasers to make into stamps
Scissors and embroidery threads and sewing cotton


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

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


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