Intentional Stitching, Tuesdays 3 p.m.
Beginning April 30. Group Facilitated by Beth Harwood. Regular Mindful Stitching can be a means to personal meditation. It can also be a means to express oneself more clearly, creatively and emotionally.
Whether you’ve been stitching since you could hold a needle or you’ve never stitched but would like to give it a try, this group is for you. If you would like to patch clothing, recycle, upcycle, or use up some fabric scraps from your stash, this group is for you. If you’d like to take time out to make new friends or rekindle old friendships, this group is for you.
The idea is to meet once a week, learn a new stitch at the beginning of each gathering, then spend the remainder playing with the new stitch.
Suggested supplies: needles for hand stitching (ex. embroidery sizes 6-9, chenille sizes 16-20) embroidery flosses, threads of all weights in materials and palette you prefer, fabric/textile scraps precut for stitch (4”X4”, 4”X6” and/or 6”X6”, small embroidery hoop (optional), pins, small sharp pointed scissors, scissors for cutting.
Group Facilitated by Beth Harwood. Beth is a felt and fiber artist who lives in Easton. She organizes Felters' Fling, an international conference for feltmakers and fiber artists (feltersfling.com). She has taught felting through the Littleton Studio School in Littleton and Assemble in Berlin, NH. Beth's work has been shown in several juried art shows and can be found in the book Worldwide Colours of Felt by Ellen Bakker.