Slow Stitching - Christmas Workshop

Bring the joy of handmade to your home this Christmas with these beautiful ‘slow stitched’ Christmas decorations.

At the Forage slow-stitching Christmas workshop we will be making a selection of tree or display decorations, as seen in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.

You have the option to create a selection of small hanging decorations including a dove, a pear, Christmas baubles and a cute stocking motif; using a simple running stitch and a variety of fabrics and trims.

You can hang these from your tree, or make a garland to decorate the home. You could also use them as unique gift tags and present toppers, or to dress the place settings on your Christmas table.

You can make them even more individual by adding some of your own fabric to mix and match with the lovingly foraged reclaimed fabrics included in your workshop starter pack.

Or you might like to try your hand at a gorgeous little Christmas Cottage, as part of your seasonally themed decor.

Create one or two, or get truly adventurous and make a whole village!

*During COVID: Students will be 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.

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.