Meditative Stitching: Thursdays, 4 weeks

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Meditative Stitching: Thursdays, 4 weeks

115.00

Instructor: Susan Klemetti

This class meets for 4 consecutive weeks. Class size: 4 min, 8 max. Ages 16 and up.

15 hours of instruction, $9.58/hr

Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm, First class is 9/26/19

Hand-stitching requires we slow the body and mind, which allows for time to reflect. Join fiber artist, Susan Klemetti, to explore the potential of stitched lines and patterned fabrics for artistic play.  Each week, we will use a series of guided exercises to help you develop your own sitched practice.

This class has a $30 supply fee paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. Materials covered by the supply fee are:

Handmade needle book with 3 needles Base fabrics for embroidering on Silk, linen, and cotton scraps for appliqué Beads and sequins Threads Brass ring

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Meditative Stitching Syllabus

Course Schedule:

Week 1: Warm up exercises, Hand-stitch basics, Explore the potential of running stitch for adding texture and pattern.  For those with previous experience, you many want to play with feather stitch instead.  We will play with a few beads and sequins as well. 

Week 2: Warm up exercises, explore the power of repetition using simple appliquéd shapes and free-flowing lines.  From the two weeks, you will take home a small cloth for a table or hanging on a wall.

Week 3: Warm up exercises, figurative sketch from a photo or drawing, backstitch

Week 4: Warm up exercises, adding depth and complexity using techniques from earlier in the class ( stitched lines, beads, fabric).  From the second two weeks you will leave with a piece of wall art mounted on a brass ring..

Supplies provided by student:

Small sketch book and pens/pencils as you prefer 

5-6 inch embroidery hoop ( I like the plastic ones by Susan Bates)

Thimble (I like the one called “nimble” made of soft leather)

Small sharp scissors 

5 inch Photo or drawing of personal meaning 

Refund / Class credit policy: You may request a refund up to the first scheduled class and before the second class meets. Your refund will be for the class fee less the class you attended and the $20 processing fee we are charged by the credit card processor. Notify the instructor or send an email. You may choose a refund or a credit toward another class.