"Blend the calm and gentleness of slow stitching with the tranquil floral motifs found in traditional Japanese textile arts."
Slow stitching is not a complicated process relying on fancy, perfectly executed stitches and fastidious neatness, but rather, an embrace
of the timeworn nature of our materials, and the individuality of our stitching methods. Simplicity and care are the keys.
In this workshop we blend the calm and gentleness of slow stitching with the tranquil floral motifs found in traditional Japanese textile arts.
You will learn how to incorporate these traditional Japanese floral motifs into your stitching projects using layered fabrics and stitches such as couching and chain stitch, along with ancient Japanese stitching methods such as boro and sashiko.
Student Starter Packs include a selection of vintage Japanese textiles and high quality thread.
This class is suitable for all levels of experience.
*During COVID, students are asked to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of the room & anything used during this time. Please understand we are putting in strict protocols across the board to ensure the safety of our entire community.
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.
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.