Inspired by Lisa’s travels through France, we draw on motifs such as Versailles’ Latona fountain, lavender from Provence, grapes from the Loire, the Napoleonic bee, and Le Coq Galois.

In this slow-stitching class, students will work on a panel that can be made into a cushion or a wallhanging.


Slow stitching is not a complicated process relying on fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness. It is an embrace

of the timeworn nature of our materials and the individuality of our stitching methods. Simplicity and care are the keys.

Class suitable for all levels of experience

Materials List

Students will be supplied with a kit for each class, which is included in their class fee.  Lisa will supply a pdf called “students notes” to enrolled students. These notes will have suggestions/requirements on what else you may like/need bring to your workshop.

Tutor: Lisa Mattock

The groundwork for “Forage” was laid by a long and varied career in the creative industries. Lisa’s expertise as a textile artist, florist, food stylist, visual merchandiser, and with her own upmarket florist and homewares store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, combined with her long-standing passions for vintage fabrics, recycling, and embroidery made “Forage” a natural evolution. Through workshops, events and collaborations with local designers, Lisa gets to follow and share her twin passions of discovering and collecting reclaimed fabrics and embellishments, and creating intricate layered textile artworks.