12 Mar Veena West
Creative Embroidery – Stitching our Stories
For me, stitches are like words, each one a prayer, a unique moment in time, marking time in a non-linear way. Mark making is an ancient practice. Pre-literate peoples used mark making as a way to keep time and record stories. Embroidery is a humble craft that allows us to slow down, create beauty, and record our stories in symbols with needle and thread. Sewing by hand is a magical practice that infuses intention and care into cloth. Embroidery is used as a creative practice, to mend and repair, or to adorn and empower a special garment. This class will introduce you to the basics of embroidery. We’ll discuss materials, technique, and creative process. You will learn several basic stitches to get you started on your embroidery journey. Hand crafts bring us into our bodies and help to soothe and center the brain. Sewing by hand is a mindfulness practice. Join us as we drop into the magical rhythm of hand sewing, allowing our minds to quiet as our hands remember a practice that connects us to our grandmothers.
Gather basic sewing supplies: Needle(s) Embroidery floss or thread Fabric – small scrap pieces are fine (tighter weave) Embroidery hoop (optional & helpful) Scissors Pencil Notebook Drinking water – let’s stay hydrated or … Order an embroidery kit from veena via instagram @woodsmokeandstardust_